Matthew McConaughey's Big Risk (and Opportunity) If He Runs for Texas Governor

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News Story Source:, BY JAMES HIBBER
Does "Texas Gov. Matthew McConaughey" sound all right? (All right, all right?)

The Oscar-winner has been openly flirting for months with the prospect of entering what could be a pivotal race in 2022 to lead the country's second-most-populous state at a time when the traditionally deep-red territory is increasingly edging toward purple. But is McConaughey serious? And if he is, what are the chances he'd actually defeat Republican incumbent Greg Abbott?

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the actor hasn't been fundraising or gathering a potential staff, aside from a few exploratory phone calls. Which isn't to say he couldn't declare his candidacy anyway and then figure out the details later, but right now there doesn't appear to be behind-the-scenes movement in that direction.

Texas political insiders are likewise skeptical the 51-year-old Texas native will ultimately leap into the fray, yet are by and large bullish about his
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