Matthew McConaughey mulls political office

Matthew McConaughey has said politics is definitely in his future in some form even if he hasn’t decided to run for governor of Texas yet.

Amid the building buzz around McConaughey’s possible campaign, the Oscar-winning actor says in a new interview that while a political turn is imminent, it won’t define him, according to People.

“I’m measuring it,” the actor told the guys of Midland for an episode of the country band’s podcast Set It Straight: Myths and Legends. “Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. I’m more of a folk-singing, philosopher, poet-statesman than I am per-se definitive politician, so I go, ‘Well that’s a reason not to,’ and then I go, ‘No, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition.’ “

Texans haven’t rejected the idea of McConaughey challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection. One recent poll of 1,148 registered voters by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found that McConaughey, 51, led Abbott by 9 points, with 44 per cent of those polled saying they would vote for McConaughey while only 35 per cent would vote for Abbott and 21 per cent said they would vote for someone else.

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