Caitlyn Jenner Lashes Out After Getting Barely One Percent Of California Recall Vote: 'It's A Shame'
Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner issued an angry response after she received barely one percent of the vote in California's recall election.
Jenner failed to gain traction with voters despite being one of the more prominent faces in the bid to replace incumbent California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom who successfully beat back attempts by the Republican establishment to recall him over his Covid-19 response.
You can hear Jenner's response to her loss in the video below.
Although pollsters had long predicted Jenner would fail to make headway in the race, Jenner said she couldn't "believe" the election results.
"I can't believe that this many people actually voted to keep him in office. It's a shame, honestly."
"It's a shame. You kind of get the government you deserve."
Despite the loss, Jenner indicated we haven't seen the last of her on the campaign circuit:
"When I decided to do this, I was coming in as an outsider. I've been around politics a long time, but never actually running for office."
"And I thought I really needed some great people to surround me, to help me get through this, that know the ins and outs of politics."
"And I was able to assemble a great team, a great group of people."
The most up-to-date stats indicate Jenner has received 1.1% of the total number of votes.
Jenner may not be done with politics, but many indicated they are certainly done with her.
Caitlyn Jenner has officially lost the recall race. All three of her voters are said to be disappointed.— Palmer Report (@Palmer Report) 1631677371.0
Caitlyn Jenner is probably crying in her Mimosa in her plane hangar saying: "Nobody likes me!" That's very true, Caitlyn....very true!— Dan Skinner (@Dan Skinner) 1631709611.0
WOW! She took in .6% of the votes! 🤣🤣Californians have spoken and they've said "get to stepping!" https://t.co/imPFVe2VkO— Queen Thicctoria 👑 (Rochelle)🍿☕ 🎾🍹🌊✈🍩🍰🎧🎬 (@Queen Thicctoria 👑 (Rochelle)🍿☕ 🎾🍹🌊✈🍩🍰🎧🎬) 1631726652.0
On a much different note, I certainly hope this is the last time Caitlyn Jenner is national news. I will never forg… https://t.co/NcwJ64MJz0— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈) 1631678013.0
My condolences to all 13 Caitlyn Jenner supporters today.— Avenger Resister (@Avenger Resister) 1631707839.0
Caitlyn Jenner is upset that a mere 1.1% of Californians voted for her. She's heartbroken 💔. Anyone have any fucks… https://t.co/uHK2SRueQS— 🏳️🌈NOT Shu of the Deep State™🏳️🌈 (@🏳️🌈NOT Shu of the Deep State™🏳️🌈) 1631729697.0
Good morning to everyone in California except those who voted for Larry Elder. Oh, and the ~1% who voted for Caitl… https://t.co/RGADD9Mxh9— Gabe Sanchez (@Gabe Sanchez) 1631719796.0
What’s next for Caitlyn Jenner after last night’s humiliating defeat? A little Dancing With The Stars perhaps?— Hamish Mitchell (@Hamish Mitchell) 1631727418.0
While Jenner herself failed to resonate with voters, her campaign ultimately could not overcome reports it was hemorrhaging money.
According to a recent report from Politico, Jenner's campaign has "piled up debt."
"From the launch of Jenner's candidacy through the end of July, the campaign raised about $747,000 and spent some $910,000, leaving her campaign with about $156,000 in unpaid bills and roughly $21,000 on hand for the race's critical final stretch."
The report went on to note more than 25% of that money—$182,000—went to fundraising platform WinRed.
Jenner's campaign also enlisted the services of Brad Parscale, former President Donald Trump's campaign manager, as well as Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to former President George W. Bush.
Jenner's campaign paid about $67,000 to Parscale Strategy, LLC, the firm run by Parscale. It also spent $25,000 on Fleischer's media strategy company Ari Fleischer Communications.