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Elon Musk Donates $30k to Republican Super PAC

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk donated $33k to Protect the House, a Super PAC working to maintain Republican control of Congress.

The committee, according to a ProPublica report, raised $8.6 in Q2 of 2018 for Republican incumbents in Congress looking to stave off Democratic challenges.

ProPublica also provided an itemied list of the top donors, which include some of the usual suspects: Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire Republican mega-donor, and Robert McNair, owner of the Houston Texans.

One name on the list seriously stands out: Elon Musk, who donated $33,900 to the Super PAC on June 5.

The billionaire entrepreneur, who founded SpaceX and Tesla, has waded into politics this year, even donning the very Trumpian hat of media critic. Ideologically, he has previously described himself as “somewhere in the middle, socially liberal and fiscally conservative.”

UPDATE: Nate Silver points out that Musk donates to Democrats as well:

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