Actor Ben Affleck Says “I am Not Running for Office”; Won’t Seek to Fill John Kerry U.S. Senate Seat

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As Sen. John Kerry prepares to become the next Secretary of State of the United States, actor Ben Affleck has made it clear that he is not going to run for Kerry’s vacated U.S. Senate Seat. Some Democrats had hoped Affleck would make a run for office:

Via Facebook: I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office. Right now it’s a privilege to spend my time working with Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), supporting our veterans, drawing attention to the great many who go hungry in the U.S. everyday and using filmmaking to entertain and foster discussion about issues like our relationship to Iran.

We are about to get a great Secretary of State and there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his Senate seat. I look forward to an amazing campaign.

Happy Holidays to All.

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