Tesla and SpaceX owner Elon Musk said Wednesday that he would be inclined to vote for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, if he decided to run for the U.S. presidency in 2024.
Although Musk said his vote for a candidate for president in 2024 is still “TBD (to be determined),” when asked by a Twitter user which of the potential candidates he would lean toward, the billionaire responded, dryly, “DeSantis.”
Ron DeSantis or Andrew Yang: what does Musk think?
The conversation was generated after Musk responded to a news story indicating that Republican Mayra Flores won the Texas 34th District special election, saying he had entrusted his vote to the Hispanic candidate.
“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” Musk said on Twitter, adding that it’s a “massive red wave” coming ahead of the November midterms.
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When asked by another user for his opinion on the possible candidacy of former Democrat Andrew Yang, Musk said he had supported him in the last election, but this time he saw DeSantis as having a better chance of succeeding.
The world’s richest person also said he plans to create a “super moderate” political action committee to financially support candidates with centrist positions. Considering that Musk has donated equally to both parties in the past.
Yang thanked Musk in a tweet in which he stated that 62% of Americans are looking for a moderate “third choice,” and that he believes Trump will be the Republican nominee in 2024.
In a previous interaction between Musk and Yang, the Tesla CEO said he was in favor of “anything” that would result in the election of centrist candidates.