2021 Recall candidate Larry Elder announced today that he will not run for Governor of California this year. Elder ran last year as a recall candidate in the recall of California Governor Gavin Newsom. The recall failed with the no votes in favor of Newsom getting over 60% of the vote. Elder was the leading vote-getter amongst the recall candidates with 48%
Elder issued the following press release:
Elder will also focus on key local races that affect public safety and education
(Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Larry Elder announced he will not run for California Governoragainst Gavin Newsom in 2022. Instead, Elder has formed the Elder for America PAC, which will focus on helping Republicans take back the House and Senate, in addition to local races that effect public safety and education.
The announcement comes on the heels of Elder’s unprecedented California gubernatorial campaign, in which Elder received 3.5 million votes, 30% more than the next closest recall challenger, and raised approximately $22.5 million dollars after only campaigning for 8weeks.
The Elder for America PAC will engage in public education campaigns, direct voter contact, and fundraising to help Republicans win key seats in the House and Senate, and effect public policy on the local level.
“I ran for Governor because I wanted to make a difference,” Elder said. “While I may not know what the future holds for me politically, our campaign’s ability to attract millions of votes and millions of dollars in a very short time demonstrates we have a message that resonates with Americans, and I believe we can put that to good use.”