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Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is leaning towards voting for Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis for president in 2024, he mentioned on Twitter Wednesday.
DeSantis, who has not officially thrown his hat in the ring for the race, is an ally of former President Donald Trump and is taken into account to be a possible frontrunner within the occasion ought to he run.
Musk’s disclosure got here as a response to a different Twitter account referred to as Tesla Homeowners Silicon Valley, which says in its bio it follows infamous Tesla house owners within the space. The dialog started after Musk replied to a tweet from information outlet The Texan declaring Republican Mayra Flores’ victory in a particular election for Texas’ thirty fourth congressional district, flipping a seat lengthy held by Democrats.
“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” Musk tweeted in a response to the information outlet’s put up. Musk confirmed in late 2020 he had moved to Texas, the place he later moved Tesla’s headquarters from California after complaining concerning the strict regulatory setting. “Huge crimson wave in 2022.”
The Tesla Homeowners Silicon Valley account requested Musk if he would vote Republican for president as properly, to which Musk replied, “tbd.” The account then requested what route he is leaning towards, to which Musk responded with one phrase: “DeSantis.”
One other account with the title Spidey_ElonFan responded to Musk asking, “However your political donations will likely be evenly unfold out, as you do all the time. Proper??”
“I am considering of making a ‘Tremendous Average Tremendous PAC’ that helps candidates with centrist views from all events,” Musk replied.
Final month, Musk said he would vote for Republicans in upcoming elections although he mentioned he is voted for Democrats prior to now, together with former President Barack Obama.
Musk mentioned he has voted for Democrats “as a result of they had been (principally) the kindness occasion. However they’ve turn into the occasion of division & hate, so I can not help them and can vote Republican.”