Déjà Vu for Elder: Left Out Again or Just a Replay?

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Republican presidential candidate radio show host Larry Elder speaks during a Fair-Side Chat with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Iowa State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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Larry Elder, the conservative voice who claimed election fraud in California’s recall with no proof and controversially suggested that slave owners deserve reparations, is feeling the burn of exclusion, this time from the Republican presidential debate.

Elder cried foul on digital platform X, formerly known as Twitter, asserting the Republican National Committee’s snub felt all too familiar.

The RNC has announced the lineup of eight participants for the first primary debate (Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; Vivek Ramaswamy; former Vice President Mike Pence; former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley; former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott; former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum), but Elder insists he’s met every mark to be center stage.

While notable names like Ron DeSantis are in, the candidate leading in the polls, former President Donald Trump, opted out. Another Black candidate, Will Hurd, will not be on stage either.

The irony is Elder is once again feeling sidelined, especially in a party he staunchly supports. Is Elder’s exclusion a genuine oversight or another episode of his ongoing drama with the GOP?


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