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Matthew McConaughey on potential political run: ‘I’m measuring it’

Actor Matthew McConaughey said in a recent episode of the “Set‌ ‌it‌ ‌Straight:‌ ‌Myths‌ ‌and‌ ‌Legends” podcast that he is still considering a run for political office.

During the episode, the podcast’s hosts, members of the country band Midland, urged McConaughey to consider running for office in Texas and said they admired his ability to spread awareness and positivity.

“Well, thank you, man. I’m measuring it. Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. … I just — I’m more of a folksy and philosopher poet statesman than I am a, per se, definitive politician,” McConaughey told the hosts in an episode released yesterday.

“So I go, well, that’s a reason not to, but then I go, no, that’s exactly why you should, because politics needs redefinition, but I’m measuring, you know, what is my category? What’s my embassy?”

McConaughey has previously said a run for Texas governor in 2022 is a…

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