Ben Affleck: “I Am Not Running” For Open Senate Seat in Massachusetts

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By Michael Lewittes


Ben Affleck has ended the speculation as to whether he would be interested in replacing Massachusetts senator John Kerry, who was nominated to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

Although the Argo star and director recently sidestepped the Senate question when pressed by Bob Schieffer on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” on Monday Affleck wrote on his Facebook page: “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,” he continued.

Affleck added, “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.”

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