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Matthew McConaughey Addresses the Idea of Running for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey Addresses the Idea of Running for Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey could be making political moves.

The 51-year-old actor addressed political aspirations in an interview with Hugh Hewitt.

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During their chat, he spoke about whether he would consider running for Texas governor or another political run.

“I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me. Look, politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested,” he explained.

He added that he wants to “rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans,” recognizing the divide in the country, and how citizens “don’t trust each other.”

“As I move forward in life, yes, I am gonna consider leadership roles where I can be most useful. I’d love to. I’m doing that regardless,” he later said during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

If he were to consider a run for Texas governor, his earliest opportunity would be in 2022 when Greg Abbott is up for reelection. All of these celebrities also ran for political office.

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