Larry Elder Is Considering a Presidential Run in 2024

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Former California gubernatorial candidate and radio host Larry Elder says he is considering a 2024 Presidential run. This comes after he was the frontrunner in the Newsom recall race. Elder finished first among recall candidates and second behind Newsom in 2021.


For those who may not know, Elder received 3,563,867 during the recall, equivalent to 48.5 percent of the vote among recall candidates. Some might argue that the recall would have been successful had Elder stayed out of the race. Polls showed the recall in a tie until Elder entered the race. It seemed like Elder thought, due to name recognition, he should announce his run for Governor on Sean Hannity’s Fox News prime-time show, which would ensure a successful recall.

However, from the moment Elder entered the race, the media, blue check marks on Twitter, and the California Democratic party started a smear campaign. Gavin Newsom painted the recall as a “Republican recall” and “Republican takeover” while also bringing Joe Biden to the state to say that Elder is another Donald Trump and that voters should reject him. The smearing went so far that the “activist” Los Angeles Times wrote a piece with the headline “Larry Elder is the Black face of White Supremacy.” As well as calling him a “threat to Black Californians.”

It’s important to note that there were liberal Californians at Elder’s rallies, and Democrats voted against Newsom in the recall as well, so this was not a “Republican recall” — there were individuals from all parties who voted to recall Newsom. Due to the constant smear campaign, fear-mongering, and lies they told and hammered into people, the recall ultimately failed.


It will be an uphill battle for Elder if he decides to run for President because of the mainstream media’s propaganda that will be fed to voters. Elder told FOXLA’s Elex Michaelson that he is considering a presidential run back in January:

“Who knows what the future will bring? … If the phone rings, I’m going to answer it … I enjoy campaigning far more than I thought I would … I’m not closing the door on what might happen.”

Recently, Elder was asked again by Michaelson whether he would consider a Presidential run. Elder said, “I’m looking at it.” But Elder is open to running for a different public office position as well.

Currently, Elder has a PAC called Elder For America, where he is focused on expanding school choice, recalling progressive prosecutors, such as Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon and now-recalled San Francsico DA Chesa Boudin, as well as electing a GOP Congress.


As DA George Gascon is on the brink of being recalled in Los Angeles; nationally, a red wave is likely coming in November, and Elder is doing his part in making sure that becomes a reality for the GOP.


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