Musk Says He May Create ‘Super Moderate Super PAC’ For Centrists

Soon after announcing that he had voted Republican for the very first time, Elon Musk discussed the possibility of creating a super PAC to support centrist candidates.

Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, announced on Twitter that he had cast a ballot for his first Republican candidate — Mayra Flores, who won a special election to represent Texas’ 34th district, breaking a decades-long streak of Democrat-control over the seat.

Flores, who became the first Mexican-born congresswoman after winning 51% of the vote, defeated Democrat candidate Dan Sanchez, who received just 43%. This is a drastic shift from just two years ago in 2020, when Democrats won the district by 14 points, and an even bigger shift from 2018, when Democrats won by 20 points.

The South Texas district includes SpaceX’s Starbase launch site, which is close to Musk’s primary residence, where he cast his ballot from.

“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” Musk wrote on Twitter. “Massive red wave in 2022.”

The Tesla CEO was recently asked who he was leaning towards supporting for president in 2024, and his response shocked many people. Musk named Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his presidential pick, though the governor has not declared any such ambitions. DeSantis is frequently mentioned as a strong contender for the GOP nomination, with many conservatives touting his success as governor as a good indicator of his potential as president. Despite this, polls consistently show a resounding victory for former President Donald Trump against any potential candidate in a GOP presidential primary.

Responding to Musk’s choice of DeSantis for president, one Twitter user asked: “But your political donations will be evenly spread out, as you do always. Right??”

The Tesla CEO replied by hinting at getting further involved in politics by creating a political action committee (PAC).

“I’m thinking of creating a ‘Super Moderate Super PAC’ that supports candidates with centrist views from all parties,” Musk said.

It appears that Musk is actually keeping true to his word, as just last month he announced he would be voting Republican for the first time in his life, after having voted “overwhelmingly” for Democrats in the past. In the same interview, he described himself as a political moderate.