On Monday (September 6th) Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey took to his Instagram and Twitter accounts to share a snapshot of him celebrating Labor Day.
“Architecture is a verb #laborday,” Matthew McConaughey wrote in his Instagram’s caption and tweet. The post features him rocking a hard hat.
Matthew McConaughey also celebrated the University of Texas winning its football season opener against Lousiana-Lafayette 38-18. “From show to DOUGH, from talk to WALK, nobody act like one, when everybody BE one. All gas no brakes on the way to greatness. Longhorns win. #HookEm @TexasFootball @TexasLonghorns.”
Ted Cruz Calls Matthew McConaughey a ‘Formidable Candidate’ For Texas Governor
Earlier this Summer, Texas Senator Ted Cruz told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt that Matthew McConaughey would be considered a “formidable candidate” for the state’s Governor.
“[Matthew McConaughey’s] a very charming, very affable guy,” Cruz stated at the time. “He’s a movie star. A good-looking, charming, affable movie star can be a really formidable candidate on the ballot.”
Cruz also said while he’s a big fan and a friend of current Texas Governor, Greg Abbot, the politician explained he knows McConaughey a little bit and likes him personally. Cruz further noted that McConaughey is going to have to make his own decision whether or not he runs. The Senator then stated he hopes that McConaughey’s candidacy doesn’t happen.
What Does McConaughey Say About Running For Governor?
McConaughey previously spoke about his intentions to run for Texas Governor. “I would say, as far as running, I’m not until I am,” McConaughey stated at the time. “So my decision hasn’t changed because I’m still not.”
McConaughey further explained that he is honestly considering running for Governor because he’d be a fool not to. “And it’s an honorable consideration. I still have to answer the same questions myself and for my family. Honestly.”
McConaughey also described politics as being a “broken business” in many ways and has a lot of backstabbing as well as bandaids. “I’m not really interested in Band-Aids. I’m tired of Band-Aids. They don’t fix the source of the problem, or what happens if someone goes and rips them off once you’re out of office.”
But, McConaughey explained that he’s not entirely convinced as to whether or not politics are his best strategy in helping the state of Texas. “Yes, I am considering, as I said I’d be a fool not to, to consider the honor to go into the position of politics, as the governor of Texas. But I honestly have to ask myself, ‘How can I be most useful?’ And maybe that’s as a free agent.”
Time will tell if McConaughey actually does run for Texas Governor, but according to Politico, no Democrat has held statewide office in Texas since 1998.