McConaughey forgoes wildcard bid for Texas governor

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Actor Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday that he has no immediate plans to enter politics, closing the door on a possible bid for Texas governor in 2022.

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What are they saying: The Oscar-winning actor said, “As an ordinary child born in the small town of Uvale, Texas, it never occurred to me that one day I would be considered for political leadership. It is a humble and inspiring way of thinking. ” in a video Posted on Twitter.

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  • “It’s also a path I’m choosing not to take at the moment,” McConaughey continued.
  • McConaughey said he instead plans to “continue to work with and invest in what I have to do by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are … creating paths for people to succeed in life.” “

Flashback: McConaughey, who has no alleged party affiliation and no previous government experience, said in september He was “measuring” the idea of ​​a run for governor of Texas amid encouragement, calling himself “I am more of a folk and philosophical poet politician than a certain politician”.


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