Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder in Westminster, California, in 2021. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images
Conservative radio host Larry Elder announced Thursday evening that he's running for the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.
The big picture: Elder, who unsuccessfully ran as a candidate in a California recall election aimed at unseating Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in 2021, joins a growing field of Republican candidates, including front-runner former President Trump.
What they're saying: "I'm announcing that I'm running for the presidency of the United States," Elder said on Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight."
- He told Fox News host Tucker Carlson his father was a "World War II vet," who served on the island of Guam. "He was a Marine," Elder said, adding that his brothers also served in the military.
- "I'm only one who didn't serve, and I don't feel good about that. I feel I have a moral, a religious, and a patriotic duty to give back to a country that's been so good to my family and to me," Elder added.
- He tweeted later Thursday about why he was standing:
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