Caitlyn Jenner’s gubernatorial campaign has run out of money & they’re in debt

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When Kris Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner first got together, it was Kris’s business sense and management which ensured that their family would be financially secure. Caitlyn has never had any business sense or ability to manage her own finances. It was always Kris who took care of all of it. Well, big surprise: Caitlyn Jenner’s sad little gubernatorial campaign has run out of money. Caitlyn is running against the incumbent Gavin Newsom, and even in a state with buckets of wealthy GOP donors, Caitlyn can’t raise money.

Caitlyn Jenner’s gubernatorial campaign has piled up debt, filings show, as the celebrity and former Olympian struggles to make headway in California’s recall race. 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.

More than a quarter of that money has flowed to fundraising platform WinRed and to enlist the services of former Trump campaign hand Brad Parscale and former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer. Jenner’s fundraising lags behind former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and radio host Larry Elder. All of the replacement candidates are well behind Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has raised more than $40 million to fight the recall and can collect donations without contribution limits.

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 Fleischer’s media strategy company Ari Fleischer Communications. Among Parscale Strategy’s reported spending was a $1,800 “staff meeting” at Nobu, a fancy Malibu restaurant, and $1,300 for a limousine service that ferried Jenner to Los Angeles meetings.

[From Politico]

Not only is Caitlyn’s campaign broke AF, she committing campaign fraud by misspending funds on stupid sh-t like “meetings at Nobu” and “taking a limo everywhere.” And on top of that, people who only wanted to donate to her sad campaign one time only are probably being forced into multiple donations because of a purposefully glitchy fundraising platform. Which constitutes campaign fraud as well, because that’s ridiculous. Jenner’s campaign manager spoke to Politico and basically insisted that they’d have enough money for the final stretch but I sincerely doubt it. Jenner is incompetent, lazy and stupid. What a f–king joke that she thought she could do this part-time in between tee times.

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Photos courtesy of Avalon Red, Caitlyn’s IG.

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  1. Rachel De Young says:

    This headline made me LOL!

  2. Amy Bee says:

    Didn’t she suspend her campaign to go on Celebrity Big Brother Australia? That was a sign that her campaign was falling and that she’s not a serious candidate.

    • Jillian says:

      That was my first thought: didn’t this crazy woman jet overseas to film some reality TV show? I can’t believe anyone took this candidacy seriously

  3. Mac says:

    Anyone who hires Brad Parscale isn’t fit to serve.

  4. Chill says:

    She took a page from the Cheeto’s play book. Run a State between T times.

  5. Nicole says:

    Welp I got nothin. I am not a huge fan of Newsom, but he handled the f*ck out of the pandemic and continues to manage it relatively well. We evidently had a GOP debate last night where it was all about freedum and critical race theory. That’s all they got, and if Democrats aren’t engaged they can still lose. Republicans are 90% engaged to Democrats approximately 50%. Even with a Democratic registration advantage, Newsom could still lose. Ballots go out on the 16th. I just hate this whole thing and I hate that people from out of state made this a thing.

    • JEM says:

      I am terrified that Newsome will lose and we’ll have some GOP idiot in charge of this state. Newsome and the mayors got this state to where it needed to be Covid-wise, and helped pull us out of being the epicenter of the world. Now the assholes who are for some reason mad about that have brought sickness and death back by not getting vaxxed. It makes me sick. I hope the Dems and non-sociopath Republicans come out in droves on Election Day.

    • Rapunzel says:

      I received my absentee ballot yesterday. And I agree with everything you’ve said. This is a critical vote. We cannot allow Newsom to be replaced with some anti-science, anti-CRT nutbag.

      • booboocita says:

        +1000. I teach at the University of California (we won’t say which campus to protect my privacy), and Newsom has done a pretty good job keeping us and the California State U system funded and protected from GOP crazies. What a Rethuglican administration could and would do to all of the valuable STEM research we do is breathtakingly horrifying. And of course, programs like Critical Race and Ethnic Studies would be gutted. Vote Newsom!

  6. Hell Nah! says:

    Gah! She’s not a serious person committed to anything (but extending her 15 minutes) so how anyone could consider her a viable candidate AND donate money is beyond comprehension.

    She’s just another GOP grifter looking for an angle to pull the wool…

    Caitlyn, honey, please go away. Forevermore would be nice.

  7. Tom says:

    I’ll repeat myself: This is some kind of audition – as in attempt to stay relevant – for another reality show.

  8. Pippi says:

    It’s wild to me that a former Olympian of her calibre can end up like this. I would have thought the commitment and motivation to succeed on that kind of world stage would have set her up to be able to achieve such a political goal, and to be sunk by ridiculous spending?! I guess she really doesn’t have the network she once did. It is a major eye-opener for me, as someone who only tertiarilly followed the Kardashians, that Kris is really an amazing manager, and Caitlyn is really lost without her.

    • booboocita says:

      I’ve always said it: The ability to throw a ball, catch a ball, or run with a ball, is no guarantee of intelligence or moral clarity. Guess we can add running without a ball and javelin throwing to the list.

  9. Leskat says:

    I never thought Caitlyn was all that money savvy way back when I used to watch KUWTK. She was always playing with toys like drones and helicopters and playing golf and generally seeming unproductive. Kris was always hustling (at least they showed her that way). Caitlyn always seemed to coast and have little to no drive. Shocking for a former Olympian but she could coast by on how she presented at the time- a rich, privileged, white man. She’s still there in her political mentality, too.

  10. kelleybelle says:

    When she said she was going to run, I thought it was a joke. Much like when Trump said he would run for president. And look how THAT turned out.

  11. Kkat says:

    I haven’t gotten my ballot in the mail yet.
    I’ll be voting for Gavin asap
    He did a fantastic job during the pandemic, very few missteps.
    It would be a nightmare if he loses.
    People don’t understand how many stupid maga morons we have here.

    • sparky says:

      This is a great reminder for me!! I just moved and thus need to change my voter registration address. I’m going to do that today!! There are 46 candidates running to unseat Newsom. I believe that Jenner is in the bottom 5 of popularity and, of course, is wholly unqualified.

      Caitlyn’s main source of income was from motivational speaking. The general consensus back then was that his career was going nowhere until Kris Jenner took over as his manager which makes sense now.

      With respect to the Nobu meeting, McDonald’s is directly across PCH from Nobu. They could have gone there and had a lovely outdoor meeting for less coin!!

  12. Meghan says:

    It just depresses me that I’m over here trying to decide if I can put an extra $25 toward a credit card balance this month and there’s just millions of dollars wasted on campaigns that were never going to go anywhere.

  13. LarkspurLM says:

    Good riddance CJ!

    Fellow Californians – GET OUT AND VOTE NO! Do not be apathetic that “oh well it’s a Democratic state and he will get through this…” NO! VOTE and ENCOURAGE others to vote (no on the recall that is 🙂

  14. SpankyB says:

    She’s just in it for the grift. I’m sure she thought she’d be rolling in the millions by now.

  15. Grant says:

    What a shocker. White Republicans don’t want to vote for a transgender woman? In other news, water is wet. Maybe Caitlyn can use this time to reflect on her awful politics but I’m not holding my breath.

  16. Maida says:

    Caitlyn’s campaign is on par with Kanye’s. I really hope enough people turn out to vote for Newsome!

  17. susan says:

    Whoah, Caitlyn’s filler game is up there with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Puffed and stuffed.

  18. jwoolman says:

    Awww. So sad. Poor baby.