Actor Matthew McConaughey in the past days has been noted to be quietly making calls to explore the idea of a potential run for the office of Governor of Texas, according to sources.
The former Golden Globe winner and native of the state has been mulling over the possibility of challenging incumbent Greg Abbott in 2022 for some time now. This time, he has supposedly been talking to an unnamed "a deep-pocketed moderate Republican and energy CEO" recently, along with other prominent Texans who would potentially support his campaign.
According to Fox News, McConaughey has continued to surprise people on both sides of the political spectrum over the past several months, appearing to not have any partisan bias at all, and giving his honest opinion on many different issues that are important to him.
He famously went on Joe Rogan's massively popular podcast in late 2020 to criticize cancel culture and bias in the Hollywood film industry, but has taken issue with extremists on both the right and the left side of things in politics.
He has also repeatedly called for more unity in general during more than one interview, recently claiming that we have "lost trust" in each other in America, and that this needs to be fixed.