Larry Elder Announces 2024 Campaign for Republican Presidential Nomination
Summary from AllSides News Team
Conservative radio host Larry Elder formally announced his campaign for the Republican 2024 presidential nomination Thursday night.
Key Quotes: In an interview with Fox News (Opinion rated Right) commentator Tucker Carlson, Elder said he wanted to focus on issues like crime and border security, and said it was a “disgraceful lie” that America was “systemically racist.” He also decried a “lack of fathers in the home,” saying the U.S. had incentivized “women to marry the government” and “men to abandon their financial and moral responsibility.” On Twitter, Elder wrote, “America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable. We can enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can bring us there. That’s why I’m running for President.”
For Context: Elder unsuccessfully ran to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a 2021 recall election but was the top contender among replacement candidates. He enters a Republican primary dominated by former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has yet to announce a campaign. Other candidates include former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy; none received more than 5% support in a recent poll.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage was common across the spectrum but was not featured particularly prominently. Headlines varied on labeling Elder a “radio host,” a “conservative radio host,” a “failed gubernatorial candidate,” or a “Republican who lost in California’s recall election.”
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From the RightRepublican radio host Larry Elder launches 2024 White House bid
Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder announced Thursday that he is jumping into the 2024 Republican presidential primary race, joining a growing field of candidates vying for the party’s nomination.
“I am announcing I am running for the presidency of the United States,” Elder told Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“I feel I have a moral, a religious and a patriotic duty to give back to a country that’s been so good to my family and to me — and that is why I’m doing it,” he said.
From the CenterConservative Radio Host Larry Elder Joins Race For 2024 GOP Nomination
Conservative radio host Larry Elder Thursday announced he is running for president on Thursday, becoming the fourth challenger to take on former President Donald Trump for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2024 election.
Elder made the announcement while appearing on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show saying he feels “a moral, religious and a patriotic duty,” to give back to the country.
When asked by Carlson about what particular issue was driving him to run, Elder said he wants to push back against the Democrats’ “absolute disgraceful lie” that America is...
From the LeftLarry Elder enters 2024 presidential race
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder launched a 2024 presidential campaign Thursday, joining a growing list of candidates seeking the GOP nomination.
“America is in decline, but this decline is not inevitable,” Elder wrote on Twitter Thursday night. “We can enter a new American Golden Age, but we must choose a leader who can bring us there. That’s why I’m running for President.”
Elder won the most votes of any candidate in the unsuccessful effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2021. The radio host and regular Fox News commentator emerged from the packed...