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Caitlyn Jenner becomes the latest celebrity to consider running for US Senate after election of Donald Trump
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Caitlyn Jenner becomes the latest celebrity to consider running for US Senate after election of Donald Trump

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Caitlyn Jenner is the latest celebrity to consider making the move from showbiz into politics.

The former Olympic champion said she would decide in the next six months or so whether to run for the US Senate in California.


The reality TV star follows Kid Rock and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson in expressing an interest in running for political office following the election of Donald Trump as president .
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Jenner told John Catsimatidis on his "CATS Roundtable" New York radio show on Sunday, that she is working with activist groups to improve the Republican Party's stance on lesbian, gay and transgender issues.

She said: "Over the next six months or so I gotta find out where I can do a better job.

"Can I do a better job from the outside working the perimeter of the political scene, being open to talking to anybody, or are you better off from the inside?
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"We are in the process of determining that. But yeah, I would look for a senatorial run," she said.

Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein is up for re-election in California in 2018.

Jenner, 67, is a Republican but in February she criticised the Trump administration for reversing a federal directive that allowed transgender students to use public school bathrooms of their choice.
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"From one Republican to another, this is a disaster," she said in a video message to Trump at the time.

The success of Trump, a businessman who found fame through TV reality show "The Apprentice," has encouraged others with no political experience to consider running for office.

Last week country singer Kid Rock, a supporter of Trump, hinted he intends to run for the Senate in 2018 but he has yet to make any official announcement.
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Actor and former wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has said he might run for the White House someday but has not mentioned a political affiliation.

Previous celebrities who made the transition to politics include action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who served two terms as California governor, and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, who was elected Minnesota governor.

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