Ted Cruz Hopes Actor Matthew McConaughey Doesn’t Run For Texas Governor

Wikimedia Commons, By Michael Vadon

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz proved he’s ride or die for “friend and mentor” state Gov. Greg Abbott, when asked about Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey’s potential run for the position. 

In a conversation with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, Cruz admitted he didn’t want the A-list actor running, because he would be a “formidable” opponent.  

“He’s a very charming, very affable guy – he’s a movie star,” Cruz commented. “And a good looking, charming, affable movie star can be a really formidable candidate on the ballot.”

“I hope that doesn’t happen, but you know what?” Cruz went on. “He’s going to have to make his own decision whether he’s going to run or not.” 

“The Dallas Buyers Club” star has been teasing a potential career in politics in recent months, and said that running for Texas governor in 2022 is a “true consideration.”

“The question is: Would he run as a Republican? A Democrat? Independent? And where is he on the political scale? He says he has a funny phrase about being a hardcore centrist, but what party would he run under?” Asked Republican strategist Karl Rove.

Either way, McConaughey would have to knock out Abbott to take over the role and Cruz, who worked under him as solicitor general from 2003-2008, is loyal to his former employer.  

“I am a big fan of Greg Abbott, he was my boss for five and a half years, he’s a close friend and mentor,” the Senator concluded. “I hope Matthew decides not to run.”  

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Neyney
Neyney
1 month ago

Nope, this Texan will not vote for any actor. I might vote for Abbott’s Republican opponent, Don Huffines but not McConaughey.

Romerx
1 month ago

Although I don’t dislike Mathew McConaguhey I definitely feel that any Hollywierd A lister doesn’t belong in government! Being a native Texan I’m sure Mathew does care about his former state but he’s been in Califonication way too long and has absorbed their leftist viewpoints to some extent and Texas damn sure doesn’t need anything leftist whatsoever? The distorted view these people have are not the values that true Texans hold so I agree with Ted Cruz . Abbot is by no means a perfect governor but he’s damn sure better than any leftist governor for sure!!

BrewDubbs
1 month ago

The only actors that I think have been worth voting for are Ronald Reagan and Arnold  Schwarzenegger. D.J. Trump, if you call him an actor… But, I would vote for a conservative actor over a leftist condemned-o-crat….

Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
1 month ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Arnold talked a good talk, but failed in the role…..

Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
1 month ago

We don’t need celebrity politicians. We need business people who know how to run a business to take charge and make run the government responsibly.

Ridfor
Ridfor
1 month ago

McConaughey is a unknown quantity when it comes to politics and governance whereas Abbott is very strong and unapologetic in these areas. Matthew most likely would not fair well at all and most likely would be left embarrassed with the out come. He is a very intelligent man and I would think that he would attempt to engage in some sort of mentorship of Abbotts’s skills and knowledge and then enter a race in about 8 – 10 years with some proven assets in the political theater first.

unclejim
unclejim
1 month ago

Why can’t hollywood stay in hollywood they’ve screwed that state of cali up now they want to screw Texas up leave well enough alone stay in california A Hole