2 GOP California governor candidates try to impress voters

California Recall
Caitlyn Jenner
Posted at 2:27 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-04 17:28:02-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Republicans running for California governor have pitched themselves as “the beast" and a “compassionate disruptor" in new campaign ads.

Businessman John Cox lost to Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2018 and launched a campaign bus tour on Tuesday alongside a live Kodiak bear. He's painting himself as the beast to Newsom's “beauty," saying he can bring bold change to Sacramento.

Former Olympian and reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner calls herself a “compassionate disruptor" in her own video. Its release marked her first time speaking about her candidacy since she entered the race.

The videos mark a new phase in the recall election against Newsom that's expected later this year.