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Ben Affleck Won't Run for Senate

Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s seat, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state. 

Affleck says in a Monday posting on his Facebook page that while he loves the political process, he will not be running for public office. 

Speculation about the Cambridge, Mass., native rose slightly when he did not completely rule out a Senate bid during an appearance on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday. 

Source: AP. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jessi||

    I can tolerate his movies, but if his politics are anything like Matt Damons, this is good news.

  • JeremyR||

    The sad thing is, we are really only not a celebcracy simply because they don't want to run for office.

  • Brian from Texas||


  • otto-pilot||

    Damn! I was hoping he would bring casinos to every neighborhood. Guess that won't be happening now.