JEN­NER CON­SID­ERS RUN FOR SE­NATE

The Denver Post - - NEWS - — The Wash­ing­ton Post

Cait­lyn Jen­ner went from the Olympics to re­al­ity tele­vi­sion to ... pol­i­tics?

That’s a strong pos­si­bil­ity, ac­cord­ing to the 1976 gold-medal­win­ning de­cath­lete, who told conservative talk ra­dio host John Cat­si­ma­tidis on Sun­day that she’s look­ing into run­ning for Se­nate.

“The po­lit­i­cal side of it has al­ways been very in­trigu­ing to me,” Jen­ner said. “Over the next six months or so, I’ve got to find out where I can do a bet­ter job. Can I do a bet­ter job from the out­side, kind of work­ing the perime­ter of the po­lit­i­cal side, be­ing open to talk to any­body? Or are you bet­ter off from the inside? We are in the process of de­ter­min­ing that. Yeah, but I would look for a se­na­to­rial run.”

Jen­ner, a life­long Repub­li­can, did not of­fer any de­tails re­gard­ing a pos­si­ble time­line, but she could make a run for Demo­crat Dianne Fe­in­stein’s seat, which will be up for grabs next year. Fe­in­stein, 84, has not said whether she plans to run for re-elec­tion.

Jen­ner has become in­creas­ingly vo­cal about her po­lit­i­cal po­si­tions since com­ing out as trans­gen­der in 2015. She has openly em­braced be­com­ing a spokes­woman for the trans­gen­der com­mu­nity, which has led her to chal­lenge some of the Repub­li­can Party’s more so­cially conservative po­si­tions.

Adam Bettcher, Getty Im­ages

Cait­lyn Jen­ner, a life­long Repub­li­can, is con­sid­er­ing a run for Se­nate.

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