Matthew McConaughey isn’t counting out campaigning for something other than an Oscar just yet.
McConaughey briefly addressed potentially entering Texas politics in an appearance on The Balanced Voice podcast hosted by Crime Stoppers of Houston.
While the interview focused mainly on McConaughey’s new book “Greenlights,” Crime Stoppers CEO and host Rania Mankarious read a listener question that asked if the Oscar winner/author/soccer team owner/UT Minister of Culture/bourbon peddler/professional Texan was planning on adding “governor” to his long list of titles.
“It’s a true consideration,” McConaughey said before the conversation quickly pivoted.
McConaughey first addressed the idea in a November appearance on The Hugh Hewitt Show.
“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me,” McConaughey said. “I would say this: 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.”
But McConaughey isn’t waiting until he resides in the Governor’s mansion to help out Texans. McConaughey and his foundation are hosting a virtual benefit soon to help those struggling after the devastating freeze that hit Texas in February.
McConaughey told Mankarious that he will host “and DJ” the “We’re Texas” virtual benefit and concert, and he has already reached out to 15 Texas artists and musicians to help out.
Gov. Greg Abbott is up for reelection in 2022. Until then, I’m keeping an eye on potential political platforms from McConaughey. I’m expecting recreational marijuana legalization and free Lincoln MKZs for everyone.
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