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Caitlyn Jenner's back from Australia — and looking for a recall reboot

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LOS ANGELES — Caitlyn Jenner is learning the hard way that running for governor of California may be the toughest reality show of all.

That was clear Thursday as the former Olympian and "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star hit the streets of Venice in a fresh white “Caitlyn for California” polo shirt, one of some four dozen items available on her campaign website. Just back from taping "Big Brother VIP" in Australia, the Republican candidate declared a reboot of her unorthodox effort to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom in the Sept. 14 recall election.

Standing near a two-lane swimming pool under palm trees at a private residence, Jenner expressed her concern and outrage on the issue of homelessness after going on a "walk and talk" with locals in the beachfront neighborhood that saw an extensive tent city emerge during the pandemic.

“I’m a results-based person ... I live for results," pronounced Jenner, noting her Olympic career fame. “Right now, with the homeless issue, it’s all about money and special interests, but it’s not about results."

She did not go into policy details, though she said previously she would suspend restrictions on building affordable housing and rely on nonprofits and churches to reach out to people who are homeless.

Thursday's event was a Hollywood-tinged attempt at a restart for Jenner, who announced “I’m in!” on Twitter in April, then stumbled out of the block with misstatements about some of the basic workings of California government — and her own voting record. She also drew national attention on homelessness — in a dubious way — after she told Fox News' Sean Hannity that a private plane owner at her hangar was moving to Sedona, Ariz., after seeing too many homeless people.

Since then, she raised less than $1 million through July and her........

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