Caitlyn Jenner’s struggling campaign to replace Newsom is over $150K in debt


Since the launch of her campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Caitlyn Jenner has raised about $747,000 and spent around $910,000, leaving the campaign with around $156,000 in unpaid bill and just $21,000 to spend for the campaign’s final stretch, POLITICO reports.

Her fundraising efforts are lagging behind San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and radio host Larry Elder. Newsom is outraising all the recall candidates, pulling in around $40 million.


Jenner’s campaign has paid about $182,000 to WinRed, a fundraising platform that former President Donald Trump used and remains popular among conservative candidates. Like Trump, Jenner’s campaign augmented its haul through WinRed by auto-checking a box that signs supporters up for recurring donations.

That cut would be high for contributions, but Jenner is also using WinRed to sell merchandise, from T-shirts to dog leashes.

The campaign has sent about $67,000 to Parscale Strategy, LLC, the firm run by former Trump campaign strategist Parscale. It spent $25,000 on [former George W. Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer’s] media strategy company Ari Fleischer Communications.

According to Jenner’s campaign spokesperson Steven Cheung, “the campaign will be fully funded to enter the final stretch of the election with the necessary resources to end Gavin Newsom’s time as governor,” adding that “Caitlyn has widespread name recognition, to the tune of 99%, while other candidates need to spend large amounts of money to increase their name identification.”

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