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Red states lobby Elon Musk and Twitter to flee California

Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover has despatched red-state politicians in a frenzy as they urge him to ditch the social-media platform’s California headquarters for brand spanking new digs.

Pols from locations like Florida, Tennessee and Texas are lining up to make the world’s richest man affords to relocate to their states.

“The invitation is open! Come on Elon,” Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Lenny Curry tweeted in an try to coax Musk to transfer Twitter’s headquarters from San Francisco to the Sunshine State.

“FIN-tech is huge in Jacksonville. We’re really on the map of a lot of companies representing a lot of employees. A lot of access to talent in the area.”

Curry’s longshot invitation adopted the same entreaty from Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, who tweeted a picture of a good looking sundown at a seashore to sweeten his pitch.

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Numerous red-state politicians are urging Elon Musk to transfer Twitter to their states as soon as he takes over the company.

“Hey ⁦@elonmusk⁩, this is what Team ⁦@Twitter⁩ could see ever [sic] evening if your HQ was in the Free State of Florida,” he wrote.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott leveraged Musk’s prior relocation of his main firms — together with Tesla and SpaceX — from California to the Lone Star State.

“Bring Twitter to Texas to join Tesla, SpaceX & the Boring company,” Abbott tweeted to the tech titan after Twitter’s board introduced his controversial $44 billion deal.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Texas Governor Greg Abbott urged Musk to transfer Twitter to Texas the place his Tesla and SpaceX firms are already stationed.

Not to be outdone, Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn additionally urged Musk to spurn Silicon Valley.

“Elon should move Twitter HQ to the freedom-loving state of Tennessee!” Blackburn tweeted.

Twitter is at the moment headquartered in San Francisco and employs greater than 7,500 individuals at places of work throughout the nation and world.

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Twitter at the moment has its headquarters in San Francisco.
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While Tesla nonetheless maintains a serious presence within the Bay Area, Musk moved the company’s headquarters to Austin in 2021.

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