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Austin's favorite award-winning actor and Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey is fueling the fire of an idea that he may run for Texas governor.

For years rumors have come and gone of a potential shift to politics for the actor, but he most recently—for the second time in just a few months—commented it could really happen. On a Houston podcast The Balanced Voice, McConaughey told host Rania Mankarious that a run for governor is "a true consideration" for him.

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