Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey on Sunday announced he will not run for Texas governor.
“As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership. It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment,” McConaughey said in a 3-minute clip posted to Twitter.
McConaughey said he would “continue to work and invest the bounty I have by supporting entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I’ve believe are leaders, establishments that I believe are creating pathways for people to succeed in life, organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while also generating prosperity. That’s the American dream.”
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) November 29, 2021
A recent Dallas Morning News poll said McConaughey would beat incumbent Greg Abbott by 8 points and would crush Democrat Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.