Planning tactics! Caitlyn Jenner and Sophia Hutchins go out for dinner with ex MAGA chef Brad Parscale
Caitlyn Jenner and former Trump campaign guru Brad Parscale went out to dinner in New York last night as they continue to plan her bid to become California governor.
The pair were joined by Jenner’s business partner and roommate Sophia Hutchins, 24, who is assisting in the ‘Caitlyn for California’ campaign ahead of the recall election – likely to take place in November.
The three were spotted at the $ 240 a night Kimpton Muse Hotel in Midtown Manhattan before heading to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.
Jenner, 71, has recruited a team of former MAGA chiefs to help her oust Democrat Gavin Newsom, whom she has condemned for an “overly restrictive” Covid lockdown and his “elitist” stance.
The former husband of Kardashian matriarch Kris, is a registered Republican. She voted for Trump in 2016, but not in 2020, in protest of his stance on transgender issues.
In an announcement on Instagram last month, she did not specify whether or not she will run as a Republican or as an independent.
Parscale was dropped as Trump’s campaign manager in the run-up to the doomed 2020 election and later suffered a public breakdown in September, with police being called to his home by his wife who said he was suicidal.
The 44-year-old was involuntarily detained under the Florida Baker Act for three days and was issued a risk protection warrant. Friends later said the eruption was due to the fact that he and wife Candice lost twins in 2016.
Caitlyn Jenner and former Trump campaign guru Brad Parscale went out to dinner in New York last night as they continue to plan her bid to become California governor. The pair were joined by Jenner’s business partner and roommate Sophia Hutchins, 24, who is assisting in the ‘Caitlyn for California’ campaign ahead of the recall election – likely to take place in November.
The trio arrived at the $ 240 a night Kimpton Muse Hotel in Midtown Manhattan before heading to Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.
Caitlyn Jenner checks into her hotel and then has dinner with Brad Parscale (right) in New York City
Sophia Hutchins, 24, with Brad Parscale. Hutchins is a transgender woman and first met Jenner through their hairdresser
Parscale walks with Hutchins, Jenner’s business partner, while the trio goes out for dinner in Manhattan last night
Sophia Hutchins, 24, hits the road with former MAGA chef Brad Parscale, 44, on their way to dinner with their boss Caitlyn Jenner
CAITLYN’S MAGA TEAM
Parscale was Trump’s campaign leader in 2020 but was removed before the 2020 election amid low poll numbers.
In September, he was involved in a bizarre incident with his wife, in which she called police to their Florida home claiming he was suicidal.
He was detained under the Baker Act.
Parscale does not play a formal role in the campaign, but he helps Jenner assemble her team.
Cheung worked at the Trump White House in the communications department between 2017 and 2018.
Fabrizio worked for Trump as an interviewer in 2016 and 2020.
He has also worked with other prominent Republicans, including Rand Paul, Matt Bevin, Rick Scott, Mitch McConnell Bill Cassidy.
In addition to the Jenner campaign, he has been working on a platform to protect conservatives from cancellation culture called Campaign Nucleus.
The recall comes amid growing calls from Republicans to oust Newsom. If a Republican wins, it will be their first time in state since 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger won.
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, former U.S. Representative Doug Ose, and businessman John Cox, who lost to Newsom in the 2018 governor’s race, are also on board.
A member of Jenner’s team told Axios, “She walks like someone who is socially liberal and fiscally conservative.”
In addition to Parscale, she has hired Tony Fabrizio, an pollster who worked on both of Trump’s campaigns, and Steven Cheung, a senior White House communications officer who previously worked with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003.
In the Instagram statement last month, Jenner said, ‘I’m in! California has been my home for nearly 50 years. I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or position in life, could make their dreams come true.
But over the past decade we’ve seen the glow of the Golden State diminish with a one-party system that puts politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.
“I’ve been a compassionate disruptor all my life, from representing the United States and winning a gold medal in the Olympics to helping promote the movement for equality.
As Californians, we face a now-or-never opportunity to fundamentally restore our condition before it is too late.
Incorporating entrenched Sacramento politicians and the special interests that finance them requires a warrior who is unafraid to do the right thing.
“I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can end Gavin Newsom’s disastrous time as governor.
This will be a campaign of solutions, offering a roadmap to prosperity to reverse this state and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.
Small businesses have been devastated by the overly restrictive lockdown.
‘A whole generation of children has lost education for a year and can no longer go to school.
Jenner already sells a range of memorabilia on her campaign website
Caitlyn said she wants to ‘include’ Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, who she says imposed an ‘overly restrictive’ lockdown that has damaged businesses and children’s education
“Taxes are too high, losing jobs, hurting families and putting a particularly heavy burden on our most vulnerable people.
“This is Gavin Newsom’s California, where he orders us to stay home, but goes out to dinner with his lobbyist friends,” she said.
She was referring to an incident in November where Newsom, after shutting down the state and telling everyone not to socialize, was pictured dining inside an upscale restaurant with a group of at least 10 people for a friend’s birthday.
Jenner first rose to fame as Bruce Jenner, a Team USA gold medal-winning decathlete, then stepped back into the spotlight as Kim Kardashian’s stepfather on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
She revealed in 2015 that she was transgender and had come to live like Caitlyn.
Jenner is also assisted by Caroline Wren who previously worked at Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee for President Trump’s 2020 campaign.
She also helped organize the meeting he spoke just before the attack on the Capitol on January 6.
One of the questions that arose after Jenner announced her campaign is whether or not she will disclose her famous family’s finances when she discloses five years of tax returns, a requirement of the race.
None of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has responded to her announcement.
Jenner first rose to fame as Bruce Jenner, a Team USA gold medalist. Above the 1976 Olympics
Jenner then stepped back into the spotlight as Kim Kardashian’s stepfather on Keeping Up With the Kardashians