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Peter Thiel Considers California Governor Run (Report)

Silicon Valley billionaire has been discussing the prospective bid with a small circle of advisers, according to Politico

PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel is considering a run for California governor, according to Politico.

The publication cites three Republicans sources stating that the Silicon Valley billionaire has been discussing the prospective bid with a small circle of advisers which include Rob Morrow.

The speculation comes just a few days after Thiel granted a rare interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, in which he outlined his political perspective as well as his support for President-elect Donald Trump.

This isn’t the first time Thiel is said to have taken on a position in politics. In September, all parties denied a Huffington Post report that Trump planned on nominating Thiel to fill the current vacant seat on the Supreme Court, according to Business Insider.

“Peter hasn’t had any conversations about a Supreme Court nomination and has no interest in the job,” said Thiel spokesman Jeremiah Hall. Thiel spoke at the Republican National Convention in July, and has been a staunch Trump supporter.

According to Politico, environmentalist Tom Steyer is also seen as a possible contender for California’s governor position.

A spokesperson for Thiel has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.