Politics

Matthew McConaughey says he won’t run for Texas governor

The actor said in a video Sunday that “political leadership” is a “path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”

Matthew McConaughey spoke at the March For Our Lives rally in Austin in 2018.

“It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder,” McConaughey said. “It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”

“He's a really popular figure whose political views have not in any way been fixed,” O'Rourke said in September. "I don't know, for example, who he voted for in the most consequential election since 1864 in this country. I don't know how he feels about any of the issues that we've brought up. ... So I think that might explain part of [the polling].”

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