Elon Musk: ‘Thinking of creating a “Super Moderate Super PAC” to support Centrist Candidates’

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has been outspoken about his political leanings in recent months, and although some of his postings have leaned right, he has mainly maintained that he favors centrist politicians. Musk demonstrated this in the 2016 presidential race by endorsing Andrew Yang, a candidate whose views on universal basic income were shared by the CEO. Musk recently stated that he voted Republican for the first time, backing Mayra Flores in the special election for Texas’ 34th Congressional District, which she subsequently won.

Musk’s vote drew a lot of attention on Twitter, with several people speculating whether, as in prior elections, he would continue to fairly distribute his gifts among politicians. Musk has previously donated almost equally to the Democratic and Republican parties, however, he has said that he voted for Clinton and Biden in the last two presidential elections.

Later, the Tesla CEO acknowledged that he is contemplating forming a Super PAC to promote moderate politicians across the political spectrum. “I’m considering forming a ‘Super Moderate Super PAC,’ which would support candidates from all parties who have moderate views,” Musk said. Musk’s dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party was fueled in part by high-profile left-leaning politicians like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders launching personal assaults against him.

Even US Vice President Joe Biden has had a running fight with Musk, with the US President ignoring Tesla and SpaceX’s achievements. Apart from considering forming a centrist Super PAC, Musk said that if Florida Governor Ron DeSantis runs for president in 2024, he may vote for him. While the CEO backed Andrew Yang in the last presidential election, he feels DeSantis has a greater chance of winning in 2024.

Source: Teslarati

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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