After having toyed with the idea of running in Texas for public office the past two years, Matthew McConaughey, an Oscar-winning actor, has decided not to run.
“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,” the 52-year-old Texan said in a video shared on social media Sunday. “It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It’s also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”
After studying American and Texas politics, he said he learned that “our politics need new purpose” as well as “divided that require healing.”
He said after studying American and Texas politics, he’s learned “our politics needs new purpose” and “we have divides that need healing.”
“We’ve got to start shining a light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines. The ones that build bridges instead of burn them,” he said.
He said that he will support entrepreneurs, businesses, foundations, and leaders instead of seeking public office. Establishments that create pathways for people to succeed in their lives, establishments that are creating opportunities for them to prosper, and organizations that are driven to build trust and generate prosperity are the American dream.
“And politicians, the good ones can help us get to where we need to go, yeah. But let’s be clear, they can’t do anything for us unless we choose to do for ourselves,” he added.
McConaughey was questioned about running for governor in March on ” The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”. McConaughey responded, “It’s something that I’m considering.” Absolutely.”
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The “Dallas Buyers Club” star had never publicly announced what party he’d potentially run under.
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