Matthew McConaughey is considering running for Texas governor. The "Dallas Buyers Club" star made the announcement Wednesday during an appearance on "The Balanced Voice" podcast. The topic came about while he was opening up about his roles as a parent and professor of the University of Texas.
"And I’m looking into now, what is my leadership role? Because I do think I have some things to teach and share," he said, via Page Six. "What is my role, what is my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into now?"
Host Rania Mankarious then asked whether his next step could involve a Texas Governor run. "It’s a true consideration," McConaughey replied.
In November, the actor hinted about a gubernatorial run during an interview with "The Hugh Hewitt Show" but said it was something that "wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me."
He added that "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," emphasizing that "I want to get behind personal values to rebind our social contracts with each other as Americans, as people again."
That same month McConaughey told Stephen Colbert during an appearance on the "Late Show" that he had no immediate plans to run for governor of Texas but reiterated that the decision would ultimately "be up to a lot of other people," according to Yahoo! Entertainment.
"Look, right now, no, I don’t get politics … Politics seems to be a broken business. Politics needs to redefine its purpose," he added. "As I move forward in life, yes, am I gonna consider leadership roles where I can be most useful? I’d love to. I’m doing that, regardless. That’s where I sit right now."
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