According to reports, actor Matthew McConaughey is quietly “making calls to influential people” as he considers running for Texas governor.
“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,” McConaughey said back in November.
The Oscar-winning star, who previously said a run for Texas governor remained a “true consideration,” has been “quietly making calls to influential people in Texas political circles, including a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO,” according to Politico, which added the Lone Star State native is gauging the political climate ahead of formally tossing his hat into the arena.
The True Detective and Wolf of Wall Street star pointed to the possibility of a run during an appearance on the Crime Stoppers of Houston podcast in March, although his hints — that he could take a more active political role in the future — expand far beyond that.
“The question is: Would he run as a Republican? A Democrat? Independent?” GOP strategist Karl Rove asked of a potential McConaughey run. “And where is he on the political scale? He says he has a funny phrase about being a hardcore centrist, but what party would he run under?”
That's a great question. My guess would be either as a Conservative or as an Independent. What do you think?
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