Elon Musk strenuously DENIES donating money to the Republican party despite the fact his receipt for $38,900 is published on the FEC website for all to see 

Elon Musk strenuously DENIES donating money to the Republican party despite the fact his receipt for $38,900 is published on the FEC website for all to see

By Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com

16:31 EDT 15 Jul 2018, updated 17:06 EDT 15 Jul 2018

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• Annual fillings released by the Federal Election Commission this week show Musk was among the top 50 donors to the Protect The House PAC

• The filings show that Musk donated $38,900 to the PAC in the second quarter

•  The PAC is to keep Republicans in control of the House of Representatives 

• Despite that, Musk took to Twitter to say: ‘Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party’

• He backtracked slightly adding that checks do go out to both parties, he just doesn’t see them himself and added he was changing that policy

• Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to the PAC while Houston Texans owner Bob McNair gave $371,500 

• Business Insider reported that the South African technology mogul is worth an estimated $20 billion 

Despite Elon Musk being listed on the Federal Election Commission’s website for being a top donor to a PAC aimed at Republicans keeping control of Congress- he’s denying it.

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‘Reports that I am a top donor to GOP are categorically false. I am not a top donor to any political party,’ he tweeted Saturday, following The Hill’s report on the annual fillings released by the FEC this week.

The FEC shows Musk was among the top 50 donors to the Protect The House, Political Action Committee (PAC) giving a total of $38,900.  

The sum is modest in comparison to other donors in the FEC filings. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to the PAC while Houston Texans owner Bob McNair gave $371,500.

Perhaps Musk is parsing words, being in the top 50 out of 350 people may not constitute a ‘top donor’ for Musk.

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Annual fillings released by the Federal Election Commission this week show Elon Musk was among the top 50 donors to the Protect The House PAC (Pictured: April 30, 2015)

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<img id=”i-f173511c2a0614f6″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/15/20/4E4A3F3800000578-0-image-a-14_1531684679976.jpg&#8221; width=”634″ height=”166″ alt=”The PAC he donated to is called Protest The House, which aims to keep Republicans in control of the House of Representatives”/>

The PAC he donated to is called Protest The House, which aims to keep Republicans in control of the House of Representatives

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A ‘nominal annual amount’: Musk appeared to backtrack as people on Twitter questioned the veracity of his statement that he is not a ‘top donor to any political party’

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen (pictured) donated $100,000 to the PAC while Houston Texans owner Bob McNair gave $371,500

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<img id=”i-e71e9d6f38b58556″ class=”img-share” src=”https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/newpix/2018/07/15/05/4E42E56E00000578-0-image-a-66_1531629672307.jpg&#8221; width=”306″ height=”432″ alt=”The sum is modest in comparison to other donors in the FEC filings. (Pictured: Houston Texans owner Bob McNair)”/>

The sum is modest in comparison to other donors in the FEC filings. (Pictured: Houston Texans owner Bob McNair)

Still, Musk was among the top 50 donors to the PAC in the second quarter, which has already raised $8 million, according to ProPublica.      

Musk, 47, said during a 2011 interview at the University of California San Diego, described himself as ‘somewhere in the middle’ between Democrat and Republican, noting that he was ‘socially liberal and fiscally conservative.’

Last month, Musk took to Twitter and proclaimed himself to be a ‘socialist,’ a notion that was widely mocked by social media users who scoffed at the idea that one of the richest men on the planet was a proponent of ‘social welfare’ and ‘workers.’

‘By the way, I am actually a socialist. Just not the kind that shifts resources from most productive to least productive, pretending to do good, while actually causing harm. True socialism seeks greatest good for all,’ Musk stated in the tweet.

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Musk, 47, who is reportedly friends with Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (pictured), has a history of donating to politicians from both parties (May 4, 2017)

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Last month, Musk took to Twitter and proclaimed himself to be a ‘socialist,’ a notion that was mocked by social media users

Business Insider reported that the South African technology mogul is worth an estimated $20 billion.

One issue he’s not ambiguous about is the threat of climate change, which many elected Republicans deny is being impacted by human activity.

Musk has been an outspoken critic of such skeptics, telling Rolling Stone in an interview last year that ‘Climate change is the biggest threat that humanity faces this century, except for (artificial intelligence).’

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‘I keep telling people this. I hate to be Cassandra here, but it’s all fun and games until somebody loses a f*****g eye. This view [of climate change] is shared by almost everyone who’s not crazy in the scientific community.’

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Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, the GOP has moved to dramatically cut environmental regulations imposed by the previous administration.

Moreover, Trump chose to remove the US from the historic Paris climate agreement in 2017, leading Musk to quit two White House advisory boards on business.

‘Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world,’ Musk wrote in a tweet at the time.

Musk has previously donated to figures in the Democratic party, giving $2,300 to Hillary Clinton during both her 2008 and 2016 presidential campaigns.

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