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Governor McConaughey? Actor says he wouldn’t rule it out

FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Matthew McConaughey attends A+E Network's "HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy" in New York. McConaughey has gone from advertising for driving to selling people on staying home. The Academy Award winner whose commercials for Lincoln vehicles have been a TV staple for years is the narrator and co-writer of a public service announcement promoting isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Matthew McConaughey attends A+E Network's "HISTORYTalks: Leadership and Legacy" in New York. McConaughey has gone from advertising for driving to selling people on staying home. The Academy Award winner whose commercials for Lincoln vehicles have been a TV staple for years is the narrator and co-writer of a public service announcement promoting isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) (©2020 Evan Agostini)

HOUSTON – Could there be a Gov. Matthew McConaughey in the future? The actor and Texas native said he’s not ruling it out.

The 51-year-old Oscar winner touched on his political ambitions during an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” about his best-selling book “Greenlights.”

“I don’t know,” McConaughey said. “I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would be me.”

The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor described the current state of politics as “a broken business,” but his aspirations could change if politics “redefines its purpose.”

“I could be a hell of a lot more interested,” McConaughey said.

McConaughey said he would like to help “rebind social contracts” and get Americans to start trusting each other again.

The next Texas governor’s race happens in 2022.


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