Last updated on October 29th, 2023 at 11:50 pm
Two Republican presidential hopefuls—Perry Johnson and Larry Elder End the 2024 Presidential Campaign. But the story doesn’t end there; both have thrown their support behind a familiar face: former President Donald Trump.
Conservative radio host Larry Elder has decided to suspend his 2024 presidential campaign and endorse Donald Trump. This comes on the heels of another endorsement for Trump from Michigan businessman Perry Johnson. What does this mean for the 2024 Republican landscape? Let’s dive in.
Larry Elder: A Brief History of Political Ambitions
First Foray into Politics: Larry Elder made his initial entry into politics in 2021, aiming to replace California Governor Gavin Newsom in a recall election.
Key Issues: Elder focused on fatherlessness, fighting crime, and opposing the idea that America is systematically racist.
The Recall Outcome: Despite receiving the most votes among the 46 candidates, Elder’s efforts were in vain as voters chose not to remove Newsom.
“The experience of running for office — and the millions of votes I received — showed I had a message that resonated with voters,” Elder said.
Larry Elder Ends 2024 Presidential Campaign
Fast forward to 2024, Elder launched a presidential campaign only to suspend it months later. He cited a need for unity in the Republican party as a driving factor.
After announcing his presidential campaign in April, Elder has now decided to suspend it. His campaign struggled to gain visibility in a crowded GOP field and failed to meet the Republican National Committee’s qualifications for debate participation.
“After careful consideration and consultation with my team, I have made the difficult decision to suspend my campaign,” Elder stated.
The Trump Factor: Elder’s Endorsement
Elder has now thrown his full support behind Donald Trump, praising his leadership for advancing conservative and “America-first” principles.
“We must unite behind Donald Trump to beat Joe Biden and fight back against Biden’s unprecedented election interference and the left’s destruction of America,” Elder announced.
Perry Johnson: Another Endorsement for Trump
Perry Johnson, a Michigan businessman, also recently suspended his campaign to endorse Trump. Johnson believes Trump is the only candidate capable of solving the current crises facing the U.S.
“Having suspended my campaign, I am officially endorsing Donald Trump for President of the United States,” Johnson declared on social media.
The Endorsement: A Strategic Move?
Johnson’s endorsement came after he failed to appear in the first round of GOP debates, leading to questions about the timing of his decision.
Elder’s endorsement wasn’t just a withdrawal but a call to arms for the Republican party to unite under Trump’s banner.
“We must unite behind Donald Trump to beat Joe Biden and fight back against Biden’s unprecedented election interference and the left’s destruction of America,” Elder urged.
Trump graciously accepted both endorsements, promising to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”
“It is a great honor for me to have received his Full Endorsement. I will make Perry very proud of this decision, because we will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” Trump responded to Johnson’s endorsement.
- Polling Advantage: Trump currently enjoys a significant lead in national polls over other GOP candidates.
- Trump’s Strengthening Position: These endorsements solidify Trump’s frontrunner status in the GOP.
- Previous Endorsements: Johnson and Elder are not the first to exit the race and endorse Trump, solidifying his frontrunner status.
- A Narrowing Field: As more candidates drop out and endorse Trump, the path to the Republican nomination becomes clearer.
As the curtain falls on the campaigns of Elder and Johnson, a new act begins in the drama that is the 2024 presidential race. Their endorsements have not only reshaped their political futures but also added a layer of complexity to an already riveting election season. As the 2024 election draws closer, the Republican field is narrowing, and Trump’s influence continues to grow.