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Matthew McConaughey is considering running for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey is considering running for Texas Governor

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In a recent appearance on The Balanced Voice podcast, host Rania Mankarious said Texans would be “very happy” to have Matthew McConaughey as governor of the Lone Star State.

The 51-year-old actor then briefly replied, “It’s a true consideration.”

While Texas Governor Greg Abbott is truly one horrible individual and governor, I don’t think Matthew McConaughey is what Texas needs either. Abbott, a Republican, is up for re-election in 2022.

MTV TRL With Matthew McConaughey And The Barkers
Actor Matthew McConaughey makes an appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live on April 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

In November, McConaughey also discussed running for office in his home state of Texas and hinted at a future run in politics if the demand was there.

“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me,” the actor said on The Hugh Hewitt Show. “It would be up to the people more than it would me.”

The Dallas Buyers Club star explained further: “I would say this. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested.”

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MTV TRL With Matthew McConaughey And The Barkers
Actor Matthew McConaughey makes an appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live on April 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

As for what policies he wishes both Democrats and Republicans could rally behind, McConaughey said he’s interested in getting “behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again.”

The star said that both sides of the aisle have lost “trust” in one another, which leads “to us not [having] trust in ourselves,” which, he said, could eventually lead to “anarchy.”


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