- Caitlyn Jenner is seeking political advice from Brad Parscale on her possible California gubernatorial bid.
- Parscale is advising Jenner on potential campaign personnel on an unpaid basis, per CNN.
- The reality TV star is also seeking advice from a former Trump campaign fundraiser, Caroline Wren.
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Caitlyn Jenner is seeking political advice from former President Donald Trump’s estranged aide, Brad Parscale, on her possible California gubernatorial bid.
Parscale, who served as Trump’s campaign manager before being demoted last summer, is a friend of Jenner’s and is advising Jenner on campaign personnel without being paid, CNN and The New York Times reported. The reality TV star and former US Olympic athlete has also sought advice from Caroline Wren, another Republican operative who fundraised for Trump’s 2020 campaign.
Axios first reported earlier this week that Jenner, a longtime Republican, is considering her debut run for office as embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall attempt. California is a solidly blue state and Newsom was elected with 61% of the vote in 2018, but the state has had a few Republican governors, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan.
Trump turned against Parscale last year as his poll numbers dropped and reports about his longtime aide’s aggressive spending habits. Parscale, who told Insider that he was “slowly pushed out” of the campaign, was arrested and hospitalized in September after his wife, Candice Parscale, alleged he was drunk, suicidal, and had hit her. Candice later retracted her statements to the police and a federal judge ordered that Parscale’s guns be removed from his possession.
Parscale was brought back onto Trump’s team to build the former president’s new website and help lead his digital efforts after the election.