Conservative radio host Larry Elder has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in the 2024 election. The former California GOP gubernatorial candidate stated that he felt it was his patriotic duty to run and will focus his campaign on policing and what he calls a "lack of fathers" in the country.
Elder's father was a World War II veteran, while his brother Dennis served in Vietnam as part of the army. In light of their service, Elder expressed motivation to address issues such as crime in major cities like Chicago where mass mobs have become prevalent. He also emphasized addressing the lack of fathers present within households across America.
The conservative talk show host has already traveled to New Hampshire and Iowa to meet with donors and gauge interest surrounding his potential candidacy. Top among Elder's concerns is emphasizing family values by discussing fatherless homes, particularly within minority communities. Additionally, he aims to debunk what he refers to as an "absolute disgraceful lie" that America is systemically racist.
At 70 years old, Larry Elder has launched a political action committee (PAC) focused on supporting Republican candidates at both federal and local levels during elections throughout the nation. As more candidates announce their intentions for joining the GOP nomination race for 2024 presidential election cycle, Elder enters a soon-to-be-crowded field alongside declared candidates like former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, conservative commentator Vivek Ramaswamy, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
According to information available on his campaign website, some key priorities encompassing crime reduction efforts include school choice initiatives aimed at fostering racial harmony through educational equality; combating inflation while growing American economy; restoring urban areas affected by increased criminal activity; securing borders amidst ongoing immigration debates along southern states' boundaries with Mexico.
In an interview with Tucker Carlson regarding announcing this recent bid for presidential candidacy, Elder explained his decision to run was largely motivated by the military service history within his family. As a result, he feels compelled to enter politics and continue fighting for better opportunities and safer communities throughout America.