Elon Musk supports mayoral candidate Rick Caruso via Twitter

Los Angeles Mayor Rick Caruso has received another A-list endorsement, this time from billionaire business magnate and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

On Friday, Musk tweeted his approval for Caruso to his 96.4 million followers in a short series of tweets that began with, “Los Angeles is lucky to have someone like Rick Caruso running for mayor. He’s amazing.”

He went on to say, “It’s rare for me to support political candidates. My political leanings are moderate, so not completely Republican or Democrat, which I believe is the case for most Americans. Executive competence is super underestimated in politics – we should care a lot more about that!”

Caruso has now received a number of endorsements from prominent figures in both the business and entertainment worlds, including: Snoop DoggGwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Scooter Braun, Wolfgang Puck, Clarence Avant and Evan Spiegel.

In May, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan — the last Republican to hold the position — also did offered his endorsement for Caruso .’s campaign

He has also secured the approval of a trio of mayoral candidates who have since withdrawn. LA City Councilman Joe BuscainoBusinessman Ramit Varma and businesswoman Jessica Lall.

Caruso is one of nine remaining candidates for the position en route to the June 7 primary, along with Congresswoman Karen Bass, City Councilor Kevin de León, businessman Craig Greiwe, Echo Park City Councilor Alex Gruenenfelder Smith, local business owner John “Jsamuel” Jackson , attorney Andrew Kim, community activist Gina Viola and Mel Wilson, former Metro executive and real estate agent.

If a candidate gets more than 50% of the vote in the primaries, he wins outright. Otherwise, the top two votes will advance to the November general election.

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