Matthew McConaughey has announced he will not be running for governor. The actor had said he was considering a run.
"Over the last two years I've been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward. Useful to myself, useful to my family and useful to the most amount of people," said McConaughey. "One category of service I've been exploring is politics. I've been considering a run for governor of Texas."
"I've been listening. I've been learning, been measuring, been studying Texas politics and American politics," said McConaughey. "What have I learned? A lot. That we have some problems we need to fix. That our politics needs new purpose. That we have divides that need healing. That we need more trust in our lives."
"As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership. It's a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I'm choosing not to take at this moment," said McConaughey.