Peter Thiel, the Silicon Valley billionaire and top Donald Trump adviser, is considering a 2018 bid for California governor, reports Politico.
It is expected to be a crowded Republican field with a sizable number of business-minded political outsiders to wage 2018 bids for office.
In addition to self-funding, Thiel, would most certainly have the backing of Trump.
Thiel has stated he is a libertarian, a claim I am suspicious of.
Thiel is co-founder of Palantir, a data-mining company that has wide-ranging contracts with federal agencies — that include the Department of Homeland Security, the Defense Department, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
The report in Politico appears to be a planned leak to test the waters.