OAKLAND — Fox Information host Sean Hannity is heading to Malibu this week for GOP gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner’s first huge TV look since she introduced final month she will run in the California recall.
Sources near the marketing campaign instructed POLITICO on Monday morning that Hannity’s event with Jenner was being deliberate as a “city hall-style” event earlier than a live viewers in the Southern California metropolis. However a Fox Information spokesperson stated late Monday that the community plans for a one-on-one, on-stage interview solely between Hannity and Jenner and that the format will not permit for questions from the viewers.
The event is closed to the media and public, although some GOP faithfuls in California have been getting invitations to the session. The event will broadcast at 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, the time slot for Hannity’s common nightly present.
GOP strategist Tim Rosales stated Jenner’s sit-down with Hannity, one of the vital influential figures on the appropriate, fingers her a useful alternative to achieve a loyal GOP viewers with her message for the primary time. However that comes with strain “to outline herself to Republican voters proper in California,” he stated.
Whereas Jenner will doubtless concentrate on Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, she should additionally compete with three extra skilled Republican recall candidates to this point, together with former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox and former Rep. Doug Ose.
The California recall format will ask voters two questions: first, do they need to recall Newsom; and second, whom do they need to change him with ought to the recall succeed. The winner might emerge with a comparatively small plurality of votes if sufficient candidates break up up help — and if voters need to oust the Democratic governor.
“The actual fact is, with this many candidates on the market, it might be 20 % or 25 % of the vote that truly is the deciding issue” to beat Newsom, Rosales stated. “She has to outline herself inside some sort of base — and I believe that is her alternative to do this.”
But, one of many greatest challenges for Jenner — and for the entire Republican candidates — is that Newsom’s ballot numbers are ticking up because the state recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, Rosales stated.
Whereas Hannity will doubtless amplify criticisms of the Democratic governor, Jenner on Wednesday will should fill in the blanks on the subject of her positions on governing the world’s fifth largest economic system.