(DailyVantage.com) – Conservative radio host Larry Elder announced on April 20 that he would be running for president as a Republican in 2024.
Elder announced his candidacy on both social media and Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. Tonight, claiming that while the United States was “in decline,” the decline was “not inevitable,”
The radio host claimed that he could lead the country to a “new American Golden Age,” and he criticized Democratic Party politicians for creating an “unaffordable dystopia” in major cities, such as his home city of California.
While thousands of Republicans came out in support of Elder’s presidential campaign, many others criticized him for joining a race already dominated by former President Donald Trump and accused him of running an unserious campaign. Others on social media suggested that the move was purely a publicity stunt or that the radio host was positioning himself for a cabinet position.
Elder, while primarily a radio host and conservative commentator, previously ran for office in 2021 when he launched a campaign for California governor against Democrat incumbent Gavin Newsom during the recall election. Despite the fact that a majority of voters (7,944,092) decided not to recall Newsom as governor, Elder was the most popular challenger by far and received more than 3.5 million votes.
Elder is the latest candidate to throw his hat into the ring for the 2024 Republican primary. Other Republicans who have announced their candidacy include frontrunner and former President Donald Trump, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and populist businessman Vivek Ramaswamy.
Other candidates expected to join the primary but who have not yet officially launched campaigns include Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and former Vice President Mike Pence.
According to an April 18 poll conducted by Morning Consult, Trump is by far the most popular candidate at 53 percent, followed by DeSantis at 24 percent, Pence at 7 percent, Haley at 4 percent, and Ramaswamy at 3 percent.
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