The California Republican Party is not endorsing anyone in the recall election.
90% of delegates voted not to endorse a single Republican candidate in the race. Larry Elder is leading the Republican candidates in the most recent polls. Also today, election officials will begin mailing recall ballots to California voters. “We cannot afford to discourage voters who are passionate about a particular candidate, yet may not vote because their favored candidate didn’t receive the endorsement,” Republican National Committee members Harmeet Dhillon and Shawn Steel wrote.
There are 24 Republicans on the recall ballot, with leading contenders including talk radio host Larry Elder, former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox, state legislator Kevin Kiley, former Olympian and reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner and former congressman Doug Ose, according to NBC News. Republican voter registration in the heavily Democratic state is reported at 24%. Some party leaders believed the best route to victory in the Sept. 14 election was concentrating the GOP’s money and volunteers behind a single candidate.