Conservative radio host Larry Elder has entered the California recall election in an attempt to unseat Governor Gavin Newsom.
Elder says on his Website. “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,” he adds.
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 13, 2021
Elder, a Fox News regular said “I have common sense. I have good judgment. I’m born and raised here. I think I understand the state.”
“I know it’s a long shot,” he admitted referring to Newsom’s strong financial backing.
Elder then said he’s driven by “fire in the belly to see if I can do something … to move the needle in the right direction.”
On his website, Elder’s bio reads:
Elder was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles—and his family’s story represents every bit of the American Dream. His father was born in Athens, Georgia, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and moved to California and opened his own restaurant—Elder’s Snack Bar. Elder’s mother, originally from Huntsville, Alabama, was a clerical worker for the U.S. Department of War (now the U.S. Department of Defense) and raised three boys as a stay-at-home mom.
Elder has a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University, and a J.D. from the University of Michigan School of Law.