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Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey gave an update on his potential plans for a gubernatorial bid in his home state of Texas next year.
Though he remained noncommittal, McConaughey did say he is still “measuring” a potential run, according to reports.
“Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. … I just — I’m more of a folksy and philosopher-poet statesman than I am a, per se, definitive politician,” McConaughey noted during an interview on the “Set it Straight: Myths and Legends” podcast Tuesday, according to The Hill.
“So I go, well, that’s a reason not to, but then I go, no, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition, but I’m measuring, you know, what is my category? What’s my embassy?”
The Houston Chronicle reported that a hypothetical gubernatorial race between McConaughey and already-declared Democratic candidate and former U.S. congressman Beto O’Rourke would be interesting:
Former congressman Beto O’Rourke is reportedly running for Texas governor, but he might not be the best chance for turning Texas blue.
Presuming, of course, a particular Oscar-winning Texan would run as a Democrat.