Larry Elder says he is not running for Governor again this year.
Elder released a statement saying that instead of joining the 2022 campaign trail, he will be forming a fundraising committee to give him a visible platform from which to build national connections and consider a future run for office. “I ran for Governor because I wanted to make a difference,” Elder said. “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.”
The talk radio host emerged last year as the GOP's main candidate in the failed recall election that sought to remove Newsom from office. There has been speculation about Elder's political future since the recall. While bypassing another run against Newsom, he said he was "determined to fight for important issues in places where we can make a real difference," according to KCRA.