Is Matthew McConaughey a Republican or a Democrat?

MATTHEW McConaughey’s politics have left fans to wonder whether he’ll run for office on day.

The Academy Award-winning actor revealed in a podcast he was considering a run for Texas governor, and again speaking on CBS This Morning he said he’d be a “fool” not to consider it.



Matthew McConaughey said he was thinking about running for the governor of TexasCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Who is Matthew McConaughey?

Matthew McConaughey is an Oscar-winning Hollywood actor and producer.

The 51-year-old first gained notoriety for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused.

Since, he has been featured in blockbuster films like Dallas Buyer’s Club, The Wolf of Wall Street, Interstellar and The Gentlemen.

He won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club.

He is married to Brazilian model Camila Alves, whom he has been with since 2006, and the couple share three children together: Levi, 13, Vida, 11, and Livingston, 8.

Is Matthew McConaughey a Republican or a Democrat?

It’s unknown which party Matthew is registered to.

Although there has been speculation in the media that Matthew is Republican, he has never openly spoken about his political affiliations.

Some have assumed Matthew is Republican largely because he is from Texas, which is a conservative, red state.

Is he running for office?

Matthew admitted to CBS This Morning on March 17 that he’d be “a fool” not to consider running for Texas governor.

Speaking on “CBS This Morning,” the 51-year-old actor talked about how him and his wife Camila Alves are hosting a virtual benefit concert to help Texas after a brutal winter storm.

The event – titled “We’re Texas” and to be hosted by McConaughey – will be held on Sunday, March 21.

After talking about how him and his wife “came up with the idea of the benefit,” the Hollywood heartthrob and producer suggested a future in politics was not out of the question.

Matthew McConaughey has discussed running for office


Matthew McConaughey has discussed running for officeCredit: Getty

McConaughey – who in 2020 revealed he was molested as a teenager and “blackmailed” into losing his virginity aged 15 – said: “I’m giving it consideration. I would be a fool not to.

“It’s a very honorable thing to consider, you know, what that position would mean.

“What would it be for me, what would it mean for the people of Texas.

“As I’ve said before and I’ll say again now, I have to decide for me what is my category where I can be most useful in life from here?”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is up for reelection in 2022, but a poll released in April of 2021 did not give him much of a chance against McConaughey – should the actor run.

About 45 percent of registered voters in Texas said they would choose McConaughey while 33 percent went for Abbott in the poll released by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler.

The poll found that Abbott would receive 56 percent of registered Republican voters, and McConaughey would get 30 percent of GOP voters, according to HuffPost.

Democratic voters would heavily favor McConaughey (66 percent to 8 percent) according to the poll.

What has he said about politics in the past?

In an podcast with comedian Russell Brand in December 2020, Matthew criticized “far left” Democrats and Hollywood following former President Trump’s 2016 election win.

“There’s a lot on that illiberal Left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant toward that other 50 percent,” he told Russell.

“In [Hollywood], when Trump was voted in four years ago, they were in denial that it was real,” he continued.

He also criticized Republicans who were in denial that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.

“Now you’ve got the right that’s in denial, because their side has fake news,” he said.

“And I understand, they’ve been fed fake news.

“No one knows what the hell to believe, right? So they’re putting down their last bastion of defense,” the actor said.

He called on both Republicans and Democrats to instead work together and find a compromise.

In an interview on New York Times podcast “Sway” hosted by Kara Swisher, the actor spoke on his thoughts with regards to Texas’ new strict abortion laws that outlaws the procedure after six weeks.

“I’ve got a problem with that,” McConaughey said, adding he thought the legislation was a “juvenile.”

He said that limiting a woman’s abortion chances after six weeks “does not really make that an honest consideration.”

During the podcast McConaughey also spoke about the state of politics in the country.

“I’m working on what I’m trying to understand politics to be,” McConaughey said.

“I think we’ve got to redefine politics. If each party’s only about preservation of party, well, I’m almost arguing that’s undemocratic. If you’re only there to, by hook or by crook, preserve your party, you’re leaving out 50 percent of the people. So I think politics needs a redefining.”

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