Elon Musk said that he would vote for Ron DeSantis, the Republican governor of Florida in the 2024 presidential election.
When asked who he was “leaning towards” voting for on Twitter, he responded “DeSantis.” The comment came after he was asked whether he would vote for a Republican for president, and he replied “TBD.”
In the 2020 election he supported Democrat Andrew Yang but believes DeSantis “has a better chance of winning” in the upcoming presidential election.
Musk also mentioned in his tweets that he voted for Republican Mayra Flores in Tuesday’s special election for Texas’ 34th congressional district. Flores defeated her Democrat opponent Daniel Sanchez, replacing former Rep. Filemon Vela, who resigned from Congress in March.
Last month, Musk announced that he would vote Republican in an upcoming election and described himself as a “moderate, neither Republican nor Democrat.”
DeSantis is rising to fame as a Republican, which has reported been troubling former President Donald Trump, who is rumored to be running for president in 2024. He has not announced whether he will be running for president in 2024.
Politico’s Florida Playbook reported on Monday, that when DeSantis was asked if he would run if Trump did, he answered, “Nice try.”