Matthew McConaughey decides not to run for Texas governor

Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaghey, long rumored to be considering a run at elective office, announced via Twitter he will not run for Texas governor. Polls indicated the Dallas Buyers Club star would have had an impact in the race.


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November 29, 2021 - 9:27 AM

Matthew McConaughey watches player warmups before the game between the Texas Longhorns and LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in September 2019 in Austin, Texas. Photo by (Tim Warner/Getty Images/TNS)

Actor Matthew McConaughey said Sunday evening that he has decided not to run for Texas governor after considering the idea for several months.

In a three-minute video posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, McConaughey said he was humbled to be regarded as a possible candidate but that it is a path he is “choosing not to take at this moment.”

“As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership,” he said. “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder.”

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