University of Texas professor and actor Matthew McConaughey says he is truly considering a run for Texas governor next year.
McConaughey said he was looking into a potential bid for the governor’s seat during an interview on Wednesday with Crime Stoppers of Houston CEO and host Rania Mankarious, in an episode of “The Balanced Voice.”
“What is my leadership role? I do think I have some things to teach and share. What is my role, what is my category in this next chapter of life that I’m going into?” McConaughey said.
Mankarious then asked McConaughey, “Should your next leadership role include running for governor?”
To which, McConaughey replied that it was a “true consideration” and that he was “looking into it now.”
According to a report from CNN, McConaughey also touted the idea of running for Texas governor in November of 2020 during an interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show.”
He said in part, “I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”
Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be up for re-election next year.