A survey released by the University of Texas and the Dallas Morning News shows actor Matthew McConaughey is in a hypothetical lead for Texas governor. In a match-up against current Republican Governor Greg Abbott, 43 percent of respondents say they would back McConaughey, 35 percent would support Abbott, and 22 percent would choose someone else.
In another hypothetical race against Democrat Beto O’Rourke, McConaughey’s chances were even higher with 49 percent saying they would support McConaughey to 27 percent in favor of O’Rourke.
O’Rourke’s attempts in Texas politics have not fared well in recent years. He lost the Senate bid to Ted Cruz in 2018, then “flopped” as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. Now Beto is attempting to oust Governor Abbott.
McConaughey has not made a decision on a political run. Last month he told The New York Times has was still “measuring” a bid and would only seriously consider running if he believed he could be “useful” to Texas’ electorate.
When assessing all three candidates together, “In a three-way race, however, the survey found O’Rourke and McConaughey would split the anti-Abbott vote and allow the governor to win reelection,” writes Mediaite.
In total, “The poll has Abbott at 37, McConaughey at 27, and O’Rourke at 26. O’Rourke, in that three-way battle, garnered 74 percent of the Democratic vote. But if McConaughey proves to be a viable candidate, it seems plausible that he could gain more Democratic support — should he end up as the most likely opponent to defeat Abbott.”
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Run Gen Z founder: Conservatives must win back America’s youth
Mitchell, who was the youngest person to be elected to the Iowa House at 21, admitted that many of the people he attended college with considered themselves to be radically progressive socialists. He added that for many of those students the radicalization didn’t occur at home but on campus. If parents aren’t teaching their children, most of that conversion for the Gen Z generation (known as Zoomers) will then take place on college campuses, and in many cases as far back as elementary school.
“I believe that has happened within our school systems and universities, we’ve seen this progression toward Marxism,” Carter agreed, but noted that like Mitchell, there is a growing movement of young conservative activists as well.
However, it won’t be easy. A recent Morning Consult poll found that only 16% of Gen Z were proud to live in America. It’s an abysmal number, said Mitchell.
Mitchell found that post-college he was able to connect with many young professionals who are a part of a small but growing Gen Z generation. Moreover, he said groups such as Turning Point USA and CPAC, allow younger conservative adults the ability to make connections and network with similar people. It was part of the reason why he founded Run Gen Z, which is an organization that “empowers and mentors young conservatives to run for office.
In fact, Mitchell , was elected at the age of 21, when he first Iowa’s 84th House
District which is located in the southeast region of the state.
The biggest battle for Mitchell is how radicalization of the youth and young adults, he said.
“Even just trying to get them to the middle of the aisle” is difficult, he told Carter.
The issues confronted by the youth in current American culture is that they have -for the most part – been radicalized by the left, he said. There are exceptions to this but it’s a rarity, Mitchell said. He described of his good friends is a leftist and easy to have discussions with.
Mitchell was asked by his friend about the bans on CRT and LGBTQ+ in the school systems and said, “Don’t you think its crazy that you guys voted for that?”
Mitchell responded with, “Think about when you were in elementary, when you were in middle and high school. I went to school in a small town with maybe two people of color in a small class of 30.” Mitchell continued to say, “We learned about the terrible things of what we did to folks that were in slavery, the reconstruction era and the Jim Crow era.”
Mitchell goes on to tell his friend that that wasn’t what they were banning in Iowa in regards to CRT they are banning the “radicalized agenda” that CRT has. Mitchell stated that the curriculum in the USA is “written by people who hate America.”
Sara responded with, “It’s normalizing systemic racism… It driving a wedge between our children, between our family. Its almost as if there is an effort to break down our culture, our nation and our principles.”
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