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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 18: Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th Annual Women's March LA: Women Rising at Pershing Square on January 18, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)

It’s official – Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor of California.

The former Olympic champion and reality TV star announced Friday that she has filed the paperwork and will run as a Republican against Democratic incumbent Gavin Newsom.

She declared “Californians want better and deserve better from their governor.”

While Newsom’s current term isn’t up until 2023, an election could happen sooner – he’s facing a possible recall election over his handling of the pandemic.

“California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality,” Jenner wrote.

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