Shocking footage has emerged of California Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder being pelted with eggs by masked protesters as he walked through the streets of Los Angeles on Wednesday, local time. Numerous eggs were thrown at the group, who were walking through the Venice neighbourhood, including by an individual wearing a gorilla mask. The assailants hurled profanities at the group and menaced members of Mr Elder’s staff. The video does not make it clear if Mr Elder was hit with an egg. Californians will go to the polls on September 14 to vote on whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom. If the Democratic incumbent is recalled, Mr Elder, a libertarian-leaning Republican, is favoured to replace him.