Matthew McConaughey Running for Texas Ag Commissioner. April Fools?

April 2, 2014

“Alright, alright, alright?” More like, “womp, womp, womp.”

A Texas Monthly piece published Tuesday morning positing that Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is weighing a write-in candidacy for agriculture commissioner is most likely an April Fools' joke.

"Electoral politics in Texas needs more heroes," “McConaughey” told Texas Monthly. "The established political parties and career politicians aren't providing them. My hero is me, in seven months, when the people of Texas choose me to represent the state's most crucial interests: our farmers, and our agricultural economy.”

The article immediately drew skepticism and cries of “April Fools' ” on Twitter.

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