INDEX – Out – Elon Musk already knows who he’s paying for in the US election

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, owner of Twitter and one of the world’s richest people, hailed the first official election ad of an African American politician on the social platform on Friday, calling it a “great statement.”

In his declaration, the politician draws attention to the importance of individual responsibility, and criticizes the fact that today’s children are growing up in a culture where “everyone is a victim.”

Senator Tim Scott, the only African-American Republican in the US Senate, formally filed the necessary documents to become a candidate with the Federal Election Commission on Friday and launched his first ad campaign with a $6 million budget on Friday. same day.

Tim Scott joins the expanding field in the Republican presidential nominee race.

To date, former President Donald Trump, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, and former Governor Nikki Haley have officially announced their candidacy. Also on record for the Federal Election Board are former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, California media personality Larry Elder and Indian-born entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy. Glenn Youngkin, the governor of Virginia, also posted an announcement indicating his intent to run on Friday.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is also expected to formally announce his intention to run next week. The Republican governor, who was re-elected last November by a landslide, has been touring the country for weeks, participating in campaign events in several states, but has not yet officially spoken of his candidacy.

According to public opinion polls, Donald Trump is very popular among Republican voters, followed by Ron DeSantis, who is far behind, while the support of other candidates is negligible.

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Meanwhile, Republicans who have been watching the presidential race develop have suffered several sensitive electoral defeats this week. On Tuesday, a Republican and a Democrat contested the majority seat in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, which the latter won.

In Jacksonville, Fla., the mayoral election also brought a Democratic victory, which analysts say is a serious warning to Republicans trying to gain a political advantage from the public discontent characterizing the country and the unpopularity of President Joe Biden.