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Ben Affleck Is Not Running for U.S. Senate

In Celebs by LimeLife , on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 12:31 PM (PST)
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Affleck Says He Will Not Seek a Seat in the Senate

Academy award winner, Ben Affleck ended weeks of speculation on Monday when he posted a rare personal nugget on his Facebook page.

On his Facebook page, which the actor/director uses to diseminate information about important world events and the many charities/causes he's involved with rather than talk about what he ate for breakfast, Affleck Monday posted the following to end the rumor mill about his looking to fill Sen. John Kerry's soon-to-be vacant senate seat.

"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."

Affleck, who was recently named the "Entertainer of the Year" by Entertainment Weekly and whose film "Argo" has cemented his place among the top echelon of American movie directors, ended the post by wishing everyone happy holidays.

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