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Larry Elder teases presidential race at CPAC

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

“I get a lot of comments about a possible application for a higher position. I’m going to leave it that way,” Elder told Phoenix Legg, a 15-year-old freelance journalist, in the lobby of the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas on Friday. “I would consider running for anything other than Governor of California.”

“There aren’t too many offices that are more important than the governor of California, other than maybe an office in Washington DC, I can’t think of what that office might be. But I’m not yet ready to make an announcement,” he teased.

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

Larry Elder appeared on CPAC on Saturday.
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Elder shaking hands with a fan on stage in September 2021.
Elder shaking hands with a fan on stage in September 2021.
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Newsom defeated the effort with more than 60% of the vote.

A high-spirited Elder, however, called the campaign a “very successful endeavor” and cited its strong donor base outside of California.

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