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Ben Affleck squashes rumors of a Senate run

With John Kerry pretty much a certain thing to take up the position of Secretary of State, that’s going to leave a Senate seat open in Massachusetts, and it’s one the Republicans are eyeing strongly, even though Mass is about a blue state as it gets. Of the many rumored contenders for the seat, actor/director Ben Affleck was one that seemed to be showing up on a bunch of lists. But yesterday, Affleck took to Facebook to kill the rumors dead.

From Affleck:

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. (Make sure to visit Feeding America & A-T Children’s Project & Paralyzed Veterans of America)


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