Larry Elder teases presidential run at CPAC

Larry Elder teased a 2024 presidential bid while attending the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas.

“I get a lot of feedback about a possible candidacy for higher office. I’ll just keep it that way,” Elder told Phoenix Legg, a 15-year-old independent journalist, in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas on Friday. “I would consider running for something other than governor of California.”

“There aren’t too many offices more important than the governor of California, except maybe one office in Washington DC. I can’t imagine what kind of office that could be. But I’m not ready to make an announcement just yet,” he teased.

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Elder, a longtime radio host, ran unsuccessfully against California Gov. Gavin Newsom in the state’s recall election last year.

Larry Elder appeared in CPAC on Saturday.
Larry Elder appeared in CPAC on Saturday.
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Elder shakes hands with a supporter on stage in September 2021.
Elder shakes hands with a supporter on stage in September 2021.
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Newsom repelled the effort with more than 60% of the vote.

However, a feisty elder called the campaign a “very successful endeavor,” citing his strong donor base outside of California.