Caitlyn Jenner getting advice from ex-Trump campaign manager Parscale on possible California governor bid
April 08, 2021 at 02:21
(CNN) Caitlyn Jenner is getting advice from former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale on how to set up a potential California gubernatorial bid , according to a source familiar with the discussions.
Parscale, who has known Jenner for a few years, agreed to help as a "friend" and is not a paid adviser, according to the source.
He is assisting her in finding people for key campaign roles if she goes forward with it.
The recall campaign gained steam as prominent state Republicans threw their weight behind both the organizing and fundraising efforts.
Jenner voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election and told E!
in a 2016 interview that Trump "would be very good for women's issues."
However, Jenner began criticizing the former President after his administration announced policies that rolled back some protections for the transgender community.
"He's not been doing a very good job, but it's not over yet," Jenner told Variety in an interview at the time.
Parscale was lauded by Trump and his allies as a digital guru who helped secure Trump's first election effort.
He worked for the Trump family years before Trump launched a presidential bid and he ascended to a role leading the campaign's data analytics team in June 2016.
Until he worked on the Trump campaign beginning in 2015, the digital media expert had never worked in politics.
After Trump won the presidency in 2016, Parscale worked with America First Policies, a pro-Trump political organization, and became campaign manager in February 2018.Source