Radio host Larry Elder announced on Monday that he will file papers to enter the California recall election to replace current governor Gavin Newsom.
“I’m running for governor because the decline of California isn’t the fault of its people,” Elder said in a press release. “Our government is what’s ruining the Golden State. Our schools are closed to both students and their parents. Our streets aren’t safe from rising violent crime or the disaster of rising homelessness. And the scandals of Sacramento aren’t going to stop on their own. It’s time to tell the truth. We’ve got a state to save.”
Elder will be running as a Republican, along other GOP candidates including Caitlyn Jenner, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, businessman John Cox, and former House Rep. Doug Ose.
The recall election is scheduled on Sept. 14, voters will have to confirm if they want to recall Newsom and then select the candidate they want to replace him.