Conservative talk show host, Larry Elder has decided not to launch another gubernatorial campaign to challenge the state’s liberal governor Gavin Newsom.
According to The Hill:
“I ran for governor because I wanted to make a difference,” Elder said in his announcement, NBC Los Angeles reported.
“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,” Elder added.
Elder, who was the top challenger against Gov. Gavin Newsom in the 2021 recall effort, is instead creating a new Political Action Committee (PAC) Elder for America.
The group “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.”
So far, it’s unclear who will become the Republican frontrunner in the 2022 election.