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Affleck Announces He Will Not Seek Senate Seat On Facebook Page

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(L-R) Sen. John Kerry is seen with actor and director Ben Affleck in this file photo. (L-R) Sen. John Kerry is seen with actor and director Ben Affleck in this file photo.

After much speculation, actor and director Ben Affleck announced on his Facebook page that he would not run for U.S. Senate.

Affleck, who is from Boston, Massachusetts, was on a list of possible candidates for U.S. Sen. John Kerry's seat.

"I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," Affleck posted Monday on his Facebook page.

Kerry's seat will be open if he is confirmed as Secretary of State.

Affleck says he plans to continue to work with the Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit organization that helps direct humanitarian aid to the war-torn region.

"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 wrote.

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