Larry Elder, the conservative talk radio host who became a breakout star on the right after losing California’s recall election in 2021, said Thursday evening that he would run for president.
On Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News, former President Donald J. He announced that he would join a growing Republican party led by Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“My father was a World War II vet,” said Mr. Elder Mr. told Carlson. “He served on the island of Guam. He was a Marine.” He added: “My older brother, the late older brother Kirk, was in the Navy during Vietnam. My little brother Dennis actually served in the Army in Vietnam. I’m the only one who didn’t serve, and I don’t feel good about it. I want to go back to a country that’s really good for my family and me. I feel I have a moral, religious and patriotic duty to give back. That’s why I’m doing this.”
Los Angeles Republican Mr. Elder is the top vote-getter among the challengers to Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to brand himself as the “sage from South Central.” Mr. in Newsom’s office.
During his run, Mr. Elder has drawn critics in both parties, with some Republicans calling him an inexperienced opportunist. A leading proponent of the recall, Republican and retired sheriff Sgt.
He explained his decision to continue Twitter On Thursday, Mr. Elder said: “America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable. We can enter a new American golden age, but we must elect a leader who can get us there.