Sen. Ted Cruz stated Thursday that actor Matthew McConaughey would be a “formidable candidate” for Texas governor, one thing the Academy Award winner has stated is a “true consideration” for him.
McConaughey, a Texas native and Austin resident identified for his roles in “Dazed and Confused” and “Dallas Patrons Membership,” has been in contact with Texans in infleuntial political circles about a potential bid to unseat Gov. Greg Abbott. At the same time as he has publicly mentioned his curiosity in a gubernatorial bid, the actor has been obscure about his political leanings and it’s unclear which celebration he would align with or if he would run as an impartial.
Cruz (R-Texas), a self-described “massive fan” of Abbott’s, stated in an interview on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s present on Thursday that he hopes McConaughey decides to not run. Whereas Abbott is a “shut good friend and mentor” of Cruz’s, the senator stated he is aware of McConaughey a little bit and likes him personally.