It's the end of the suspense for the people of Texas.

Voters will be called to the polls next year to elect their next governor and the possible candidacy of Matthew McConaughey was all up for debate.

The actor himself had brought up this hypothesis, explaining that he was thinking about it.

He had until December 13 to register and made his choice: there will be no ballot in his name in 2022.

“When I was a simple kid in the small town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be seen as having the potential for political leadership.

It is also a path that I have chosen not to take for now, ”he said in a video shared on Instagram yesterday.

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weighed the pros and cons of a candidacy.

Aware that there are "problems to be solved" and that the policy needs to be renewed, he prefers to concentrate on his local commitments in the immediate future.

"I will continue to work and invest what I have to support entrepreneurs, companies and associations which, in my opinion, are opening a way for people to succeed in life," he said.

Matthew McConaughey in any case leaves the door open for a future candidacy.

A governor is elected for four years.

See you in 2026 in Texas, unless the actor plans to enter the race for the White House in 2024.


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