Published On: Mon, Jul 12th, 2021

Texas Gov. Abbott Taking Matthew McConaughey ‘Very Seriously’ as Possible 2022 Gubernatorial Candidate

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said on July 11 that he’s taking actor Matthew McConaughey “very seriously” as a potential challenger for governor in the 2022 election. Abbott, a Republican, is up for a third term and has already secured the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Hollywood actor McConaughey isn’t yet officially a candidate, but said in March that he’s giving it serious consideration. “It doesn’t matter what the name is, I take everybody very seriously, and it shows,” Abbott told Fox News Sunday. “I will tell you two things, and that is if you look at my polling numbers, they are very, very strong. In addition to that, I have $55 million in the bank already, and I’m a very aggressive fundraiser.” His remarks followed a poll by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler that showed the Republican governor with a lead of just one …

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