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Matthew McConaughey Considering Run for Texas Governor

by Chris Haney
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During a recent podcast appearance, Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey has reiterated his possible interest in running for governor of Texas.

The actor who is well-known for his love of his home state of Texas has spoken about a possible political future before. As he mulls over the next chapter of his life, McConaughey continues to consider a role in public service.

A few months ago in November, the subject was breached on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” McConaughey called politics a “broken business” and said running for office would be “up to the people.”

“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” McConaughey explained.

“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,” the actor added.

Recently, the actor touched on the same subject during a podcast interview. The True Detective star joined host Rania Mankarious of Crime Stoppers of Houston’s The Balanced Voice podcast. McConaughey admitted to the host that the possibility of running for Texas governor is “a true consideration.” The earliest he could run would be next year when Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is up for re-election.

“I’m looking into now again, what is my leadership role?” he said. “Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into?”

Matthew McConaughey Announces Plans for Texas Outreach Efforts

Matthew McConaughey’s love for his home state of Texas isn’t just talk. He and his wife are well-known humanitarians who often lend a helping hand to those in need in Texas and elsewhere. Just a few weeks ago, the actor announced a “virtual benefit” and online campaign to aid the state through its recovery from recent historic winter storms.

“As most of you know, my home state of Texas was hit with the worst winter storm it’s had in the last 70 years,” Matthew McConaughey stated in a Twitter video. “It left a whole lot of people without power, without water, and without a whole lot of basic necessities.

Following Winter Storm Uri, President Biden declared a state of emergency in the state. Millions of Texans lost power for days, and many faced serious issues simply trying to survive through the freezing temperatures.

“While most of the power is thankfully being restored, the busted waterlines from hospitals to so many homes, has left so many Texans without the bare necessities they need to survive,” the actor and humanitarian said.

“But we know that help is going to be needed for a while,” McConaughey added. “And that’s why Camila (his wife), the Just Keep Livin Foundation, and I, are putting together a virtual benefit within the next two weeks to directly help the necessary long-term effort to rebuild Texas and to take care of those in need.”

The beloved Texan is already making an impact in his home state in his own spare time. As governor, he could make an even bigger difference in millions of lives if elected by the people.