The GOP House Rep. who got Elon Musk’s first Republican vote earlier this year was booted out of Congress in the midterms just five months later.
Texas GOP Rep. Mayra Flores lost her seat in the state’s 34th Congressional District to Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez by a wide margin. As of early Wednesday, 96% of the votes were counted, leaving Flores trailing by almost nine percentage points.
When Flores won in June, Musk predicted big gains for the Republicans that failed to materialize as results came in late on Tuesday.
“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” he said in June, adding: “Massive red wave in 2022.”
It’s unclear who Musk voted for in this election, though on Monday he tweeted to advocate voting Republican in Congressional races. ReadMore