- Matthew McConaughey addressed speculation in his latest post
- “It’s a humble and inspiring way to think,” he said
- “It’s a path I choose not to take,” he added
Matthew McConaughey will not run for governor of Texas “this time”, the Oscar-winning actor said Sunday, after months of speculation that he would jump into politics. The 52-year-old’s political aspirations sparked excitement in liberal circles, especially among Texans as Governor Greg Abbott signed a highly restrictive law banning most abortions. “As a simple kid born in Wolverhampton, Texas, I never thought I would one day be considered for political leadership,” he said in a video posted online by Rome-Com Heartrobe, who has become a serious actor.
“It’s a humble and inspiring path to think about. This is the path I choose not to take at this time,” he added.
Polls suggest McConaughey will do better against Abbott than Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic presidential candidate who ran formally earlier this month.
Abbott is running for a third term in the November 2022 election, with nominations closing on December 13.
McConaughey told the AFP earlier this month that a governor’s campaign had been “discussed. This is a viable option.”
The Dallas Buyers Club And True detective The star has not declared allegiance to any major party.
He described himself as “aggressively centrist” and added: “Not because it’s a place of ashes and compromise … I think today is a place of courage. It is a place of outlaws.”
In Sunday’s video, McConaughey said his rumors about state and national politics taught him, “We have some issues we need to fix; our politics need a new perspective; we have divisions, we need to heal.”
He promised to use his time instead of supporting businesses and foundations that “create paths to success in people’s lives”.
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