Oscar-winning Actor Denies Running for Governor of Texas in 2022!
Matthew McConaughey has declined to run for governor of Texas this year.
In a video posted on his Twitter account, the actor made the announcement.
“Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward… One category of service I’ve been exploring is politics. I’ve been considering a run for the governor of Texas,” McConaughey states in the video.
“It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I am choosing not to take at this moment.”
“I am going to continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses, and foundations that I believe are leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life,” he continues.
Although McConaughey had been hinting that he may run for governor in Texas in 2022. So far, no serious campaign fundraising has taken place.
This comes just over two weeks before the Dec. 13 deadline for the submission of nomination for the state government.
In the event McConaughey ran for office, he would have taken part in one of the most significant — in terms of impact — gubernatorial races of the 21st century.
McConaughey’s popularity was reported to be higher than that of incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in a recent poll conducted by Dallas Morning News.
Among Texans polled, 44% selected McConaughey over Abbott’s 35%, and 49% chose him over O’Rourke.
Whether McConaughey will run as an independent or with a political party remains a mystery, at least for the time being.