Elon Musk has donated more money to Republicans than Democrats since 2002, according to an insider analysis of data compiled by nonprofit watchdog OpenSecrets. A total of $574,500 was given to Republicans and $542,000 to Democrats during that period.
In March 2015, Elon Musk made the largest single donation of $50,000 to Democrat Rahm Emmanuel, who was the mayor of Chicago at the time. Elon Musk also donated $85,000 to two widely left-wing referendum campaigns in California.
The billionaire has given more than $1.2 million to politicians, parties, political action committees (PACs) and referendum campaigns over a period of two decades. Elon Musk has called himself a pro-Democrat in the past but urged independent voters to back Republicans for Congress ahead of last Tuesday’s midterm election.
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Elon Musk has previously said that he was socially liberal and economically conservative, or very socially liberal, but he is not conservative. The richest man in the world donated only to the Democrats in 2015.
Elon Musk tweeted that he voted for Myra Flores, who won Texas’ 34th Congressional District seat – though she lost five months later. The first time I voted Republican, said the billionaire at the time.
According to OpenSecrets via SpaceX, he founded a PAC that donated more than half of his $30,000 to Democrats and the rest to Republicans.