Elder, a Republicano and regular guest on Fox News, announced his candidacy July 12, bringing a well-known voice on the political right to a Republican field trying to oust Newsom.
But he wasn’t on the list released by the Secretary of State of candidates who met the requirements to be placed on the Sept. 14 ballot.
Ying Ma, an Elder campaign spokeswoman, said she expected him to be on the final list of candidates issued next week. “Our campaign submitted every document required by the Secretary of State and the Los Angeles County Registrar” to qualify for the ballot, ella dijo en un comunicado.
It wasn’t immediately clear what requirement Elder failed to meet.
The total number of candidates was smaller than many had expected — some predictions envisioned a parade of over 100 contenders on the ballot.