Matthew McConaughey has publicly said a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a “true consideration.” But the Academy Award-winning actor’s interest goes a step further than musings in interviews.
McConaughey has been quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO, to take their temperature on the race and to talk about seriously throwing his hat in the ring, according to multiple people familiar with the conversations.
Matthew McConaughey making calls as he weighs running for Texas governor
He’s a beloved home-state star, but pundits are skeptical that the acclaimed actor has a chance at unseating Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.
— Geoff Pilkington (@geoffpilkington) May 16, 2021