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Actor Matthew McConaughey said this week he is “measuring” a potential gubernatorial run in Texas next year, according to reports.

“Look, it’s going to be in some capacity. … I’m just — I’m more of a folk and philosopher-poet politician than a politician, I’m a certain politician,” McConaughey said on “Set Straight:”. According to The Hill and Legends’ Podcast Tuesday. , but I’m measuring, you know, what’s my range? What’s my embassy?”

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The “Dallas Buyers Club” actor has been considering running for almost a year and a recent poll shows him outperforming Democrat Beto O’Rourke against the current government. Greg Abbott beat Abbott 44-35%, Houston Chronicle.

Beto O’Rourke plans to challenge Greg Abbott for Texas governor: report

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The host of the podcast, members of the band Midland, urged McConaughey to go for it.

“I want to remain an artist,” he said on the podcast, mountain informed of. “I’ve earned the right to enjoy that Saturday night part of life, that musical part of life. There has to be music to it. You know what I mean. I’m so good at being hardworking, Monday’s Morning, practical, composition, I’m all that. But I continue to be an artist in what I do.”

O’Rourke plans to challenge Abbott, Axios reported last Sunday. The former presidential candidate has yet to make an official announcement.