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Caitlyn Jenner dubs herself a 'compassionate disruptor' in 1st ad

Caitlyn Jenner is out with the first ad of her California gubernatorial recall campaign, and she's dubbed herself a "compassionate disruptor" whose goal is to "save" the Golden State.

The ad, which features several clips of Jenner's gold medal-winning feats at the 1976 Olympics, focuses heavily on rolling back COVID-19. "California was once the heavy in the world," Jenner says in the video. "We had what everyone else wanted. The American dream grew up here. Yet career politicians and their policies have destroyed that dream. It's been locked away, closed, shuttered, left in the dark burned down. The government is now involved in every part of our lives. They've taken our money, our jobs, and our freedom. California needs a disruptor, a compassionate disrupter."

Jenner is the most well-known of several Republican candidates looking to unseat California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) after a recall election garnered enough signatures to move forward.