In California, a new challenger awaits.
Conservative radio personality Larry Elder officially joined the race to replace incumbent Gavin Newsom as California’s governor.
Elder is a late breaking addition to the crowded field, but a very popular one.
Larry says that he’s running for governor because of the failed policies that have ruined the state.
In his own words:
“I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people. Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own.”
“It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
Larry joining the race also happens to destroy Newsom’s own assessment that the recall effort is being “led by Trump white nationalists.”
We've got a country to save, and California is as good a place as any to start.
The New York Post has more on Larry Elder's entry into the crowded California recall election:
The field of Republicans hoping to unseat California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom just got a little more crowded.
Los Angeles-based talk radio host Larry Elder announced Monday that he would enter the recall race with a little more than two months to go before voting day, joining a crowded GOP candidate list that includes former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, failed 2018 gubernatorial candidate John Cox and Olympic gold medalist-turned-reality TV mainstay Caitlyn Jenner.
“I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people,” Elder said in a statement. “Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
Elder, a frequent Fox News guest whose website dubs him the “sage from South Central,” told the Associated Press he was motivated to enter the race by a “fire in the belly to see if I can do something … to move the needle in the right direction.”
The 69-year-old Elder, who is black, added that his presence in the race counters the Newsom campaign’s narrative that the recall effort is “led by Trump white nationalists.”
“Do I look like a white nationalist?” Elder asked.
Here's more from our friends at Breitbart:
Conservative radio host and author Larry Elder is joining the race to replace incumbent California governor Gavin Newsom (D), who faces a recall election on September 14, according to a report Monday evening by the Associated Press.
Elder, a nationwide figure in the conservative movement, nicknamed “The Sage of South Central,” will join a growing field of Republicans who see Newsom’s recent governing struggles as a sign that the state needs new leadership.
The AP reported:
Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder entered California’s Sept. 14 recall election on Monday, bringing a well-known voice on the political right to a muddled Republican field trying to oust first-term Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Elder said he decided to enter his first campaign after witnessing California’s out-of-control homeless crisis, spiking crime rates, looming water and power shortages, and whipsaw coronavirus lockdowns.
Elder’s entry into the race immediately reorders a large GOP field that includes former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer; businessman John Cox, who was defeated by Newsom in 2018; state Assemblyman Kevin Kiley; reality TV personality and former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner; and former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose. He also brings more celebrity sparkle to a race that has lacked a clear front-runner.