Actor Matthew McConaughey will not run for governor of Texas, he said Sunday in a video posted on social media.
The Texas-born Oscar winner said that after considering running, he decided against it. Instead, he announced his plans for a different approach.
“I will continue to work to invest the bounty I have to support the entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are leaders,” McConaughey said in the video. “Establishments that I believe create paths for people to succeed in life. Organizations that have a mission to serve and build trust while creating wealth.”
McConaughey followed Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Democrat Beto O’Rourke in a potential three-way race for governor, according to a Dallas Morning News-University of Texas poll that Tyler published earlier this month.
It was unclear what political positions McConaughey would have taken if he had decided to run.
Abbott will face former state senator Don Huffines, former state GOP president Allen West and conservative commentator Chad Prather in the Republican primary. The former US rep. O’Rourke is the likely Democratic candidate.
The deadline for submitting application for election in 2022 is December 13th.
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