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Originally Posted on San Diego Union Tribune

Gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder said he would declare a state of emergency on homelessness, increase California’s water supply and promote school choice at a San Diego Republican event Monday night.

Elder, a conservative radio host and Republican who is among the leading candidates to replace Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom in the upcoming recall election, was the headline speaker at a meeting of the Republican Party of San Diego County. An estimated 1,000 people attended the event, the organization said, which was held at the Town and Country in Mission Valley.

In a less than 20-minute speech, Elder spoke about how he was influenced by his father, who was a Marine but had to work jobs cleaning toilets to raise his family and went to night school to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

He said his father taught him the importance of hard work and that you can’t just complain about something bad happening to you; you need to do something in an effort to change it, he said.

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