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Democrats Aren't ‘Musk Fans’ But They Sure Do Like His Cars

Teslas are a symbol of the transition to green energy, but driving one is an increasingly loaded decision as the automaker’s CEO plunges into partisan politics.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to sell her Tesla. Ted Cruz is considering buying one. 

Driving an electric car manufactured by Elon Musk’s company is an increasingly loaded decision for lawmakers. Stepping out of one in the Capitol Hill parking lot can be a signal of support for renewable energy — but with Musk's dive into partisanship, it also can be a political symbol.