Actor Matthew McConaughey Considering Run for Office

Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols on October 1, 2019 for Scipt to Screen.

Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is considering a run for political office.

On The Balanced Voice podcast, the host Rania Mankarious implied that the people of Texas would be “very happy” if McConaughey were to run for governor.

McConaughey surprised her by responding, “it’s a true consideration.”

“I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in the next chapter of life that I’m going into,” he continued.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott could seek his third-term next year as Texas is one of 14 states which has no term limits.

If McConaughey were to challenge Abbott it’s unclear whether he’d do it as a Republican or Democrat, but past comments suggest he’d do it as a Republican.

McConaughey, who’s appeared on right-leaning programs — such as the Hugh Hewitt Show– has been critical of the left.

“There’s a lot on that illiberal Left that absolutely condescend, patronize and arrogant toward that other 50 percent. In [Hollywood, when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that it was real,” McConaughey said on Under the Skin podcast back in December.

Shortly after Trump’s inauguration, McConaughey encouraged America to unite behind Trump.

“He’s our president now, we must embrace, shake hands and be constructive with him,” he said.

If McConaughey, 51, were to seek the Governorship, he’d be following in the footsteps of other actors who made the leap into elected office including former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood, and former President and California Governor Ronald Reagan.

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Ulla
Ulla
4 months ago

Would really love t see him try and get udder their skin, since just listening to him here, he sounds like he just might have something to teach them…

Chris
Chris
4 months ago

I’d vote for him. Anything and I mean anything is better than the bozo running the country ( into the ground) now.

ranman
ranman
4 months ago

I dont know??
Ive always liked him, but I have also typically stood against the idea that actors should get into politics, especially if they have certain skeletons in their closets!?
Matt would have to get really versed on being attacked for some of his behavior in Hollyweird, from women to his heavy pot smoking days!!
He would have to put on some really, really thick skin!!!

Good luck, but not sure it would work out ?!?!

Maggie
Maggie
4 months ago

Abbott is a good governor. I like Matthew . Would rather see him go for Senator. or better yet, a seat in the House . Would love to see him as Speaker of the House. Seriously. Loved him as a lawyer in ‘ A Time to Kll.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Maggie

Maybe VP first?