Caitlyn Jenner labelled 'sick freak', called 'Bruce' by tormentor at CPAC

Reality TV star and Republican gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner was followed and harassed after she appeared at a political conference in Texas.

The former Olympic gold decathlete, 71, was repeatedly called "Bruce" by the tormentor, who appeared to be filming himself filming Jenner.

He found the aspiring California governor in the entrance of the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on Friday chatting with fans after she spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The man, who hasn't been named, is heard shouting: "Hey Bruce, Bruce. What do you think of the stuff they're teaching in schools regarding the LGBTQ? About Jesus Christ, Bruce, don't forget about Jesus."

He then said: "Look at that sick freak."

Jenner ignored the man as she walked through the hotel to a waiting SUV.

The harasser was attacking Jenner with a practice known as deadnaming, which is where a transgender person is deliberately called by the name they used before they transitioned in a bid to upset them.

Since announcing her campaign for California Governor in April, Jenner has faced criticism for towing the Republican Party's line on transgender athletes.

Jenner believes it's unfair for trans female athletes to compete against cisgender women. Cisgender people are those whose gender identity matches the sex they were assigned at birth.

"For the past decade we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people," Jenner said in her statement announcing her candidacy.

"I am a proven winner and the only outsider who can put an end to Gavin Newsom's disastrous time as governor."

In a press conference on Friday (local time), Jenner said she's leading the polls in the race for governor, disregarding a poll in May that indicated she had 6 percent support.

"Honestly, I'm not concerned about the polling," she said. "I guarantee you that I am in the lead."