Larry Elders’ GOP challenge adds to Calif. Gov. Newsom’s woes

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is a man beset with problems. He is facing a recall after over 2 million verified California voters, in a well-organized grassroots effort, signed petitions to put the recall on the ballot. In his arrogance, he missed a filing deadline that would have enabled him to put his party affiliation next to his name on the Sept. 14, 2021 recall election ballot. The irony is the measure was previously signed into law by Newsom. The Secretary of State he appointed sent the matter to the courts, where a judge ruled against Newsom. Previous recall targets weren’t allowed to list their political party, but dems who control the state Legislature changed that in 2019 after a state senator from their party was recalled — arguing it gives voters important information.

Alongside this backdrop of grievances against Gov. Newsom, he now has a newly announced challenger.  No. we’re not talking about former Olympian Bruce Jenner who ‘transitioned’ into Caitlyn, and is running as a single issue celebrity. 

Conservative Larry Elder has announced his intention to unseat Newsom. A native Californian, who grew up in the tough neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, he is a nationally syndicated talk radio star who hosts The Larry Elder Show. Larry Elder also possesses a stellar resume making him a formidable candidate. Elder is an attorney, best selling author and documentary producer. Our readers will recognize him as a regular on Fox News network. This first-rate commentary, written by Elder in Nov. 2020, preceding the presidential election, is indicative of his political posture.

The Orange County Register attempts to undermine his candidacy with these incendiary words: “Elder stands out as a Black man in a national GOP dominated by whites.”

With his wit on full display, Elder said that reality counters Newsom’s narrative that the recall is an “effort led by (former President Donald) Trump white nationalists.”

“Do I look like a white nationalist?” Elder asked.

Fellow conservative radio host Dennis Prager is among Elder’s enthusiastic supporters who have encouraged him to run.

10 Responses to Larry Elders’ GOP challenge adds to Calif. Gov. Newsom’s woes

  1. Braveheart says:

    That Larry Elder could achieve all he has coming from the crime infested area he did, is the best indicator of his brilliance and focus. I wish I as able to vote for him, but glad I don’t live in Wacofornia.

  2. Anthem Al says:

    Gov. Larry Elder has a spectacular ring to it. Hope there are enough sane Californians to make It happen. The ones with economic sense have fled the soaring prices and unaffordable real estate….unfortunately bringing their leftwing politics with them as they flood into Arizona.

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Gavin Newsom, related to Nancy Pelosi through marriage (she was once his aunt), comes from a well connected political family himself. Dem politicos circle the wagons and let nothing stand in their way.
    In this case, I hope the voters will.

  4. no one says:

    I vote for Larry Elder…….

  5. VINOAZ says:

    I love Larry Elder. He is also an invited commentator and has a great radio talk show. That doesn’t qualify him for governor, but his opinions, positions and convictions do. He has to suspend his talk show now that he is a candidate. I will send him money, even knowing that Newsom will NOT be recalled. There are many more leftist nut balls and sycophants than normal decent folks in CA. Praying for a miracle and that I am wrong; both very unlikely!

  6. Marianne says:

    With few enforceable controls in place and no desire to do so, in any event, the dems will bribe illegals to turn out in force with Taco Bell coupons. We left California decades ago when Gov. Moonbeam was elected.

    • Justin says:

      Who’s Gov. Moonbeam?

      • Marianne says:

        Pulitzer Prize winning, formerly nationally syndicated columnist Mike Royko when writing about generational governor Jerry Brown (His equally leftwing father Pat Brown was also governor) began referring to him as Gov. Moonbeam, because of his hippy past and all that entailed.

        Royko also referred to California as “the world’s largest outdoor mental asylum.” He hit the nail on the head before it was even as corrupt and lunatic fringy as it is today.

  7. jakesez says:

    I work with a lot of people who have moved from California to Arizona because of the politics. At first I thought this is good news that the conservatives are moving here as long as the liberals stay in California. But as I talk to these people I find that many of them are California conservatives. What they believe is not what the nut cases advocate but it is not the conservative beliefs that are prevalent here.
    Depends on what is your baseline beliefs are.

    • Enuff says:

      I’ve never met a “California Conservative,” so I trust that those you know provide a better insight than what I have seen within my own family. I have a couple of relatives who moved to California with their jobs. They were lifelong Republicans. Now, they spew the dimocrap party line that they have been exposed to and obviously acquiesced to in order to “fit in” socially. It is disgusting to be around them. I have no doubt they would turn in their own kin in Nazi-like fashion, if it benefited them.