Ben Affleck decline to run for the John Kerry's open seat in the Massachusetts Senate. "I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office,' wrote Affleck on his Facebook.
The American actor, film producer and director is very active in politics and charitable causes, founding LivePlanet and Pearl Street Films. He promoted the democratic ticket, supporting Al Gore in the 2000 election. In 2004 Affleck actively campaigned for Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.
Larry king once asked the Cambridge, Massachusetts native if he would consider running for office, affleck admitted to contemplating the proposition, specifically focused on whether he would run for Kerry's open senate seat.
Director of "ARGO," dismissed speculations fueled by his "Face the Nation," appearance, which the actor left the possibility running for the senate saying "Well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. i do have a great fondness and admiration for the political process in this country," adding " i like to get involved."
"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," posted Affleck on Facebook.
Affleck showed his appreciation for John Kerry taking over the position of Secretary of State, adding "there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his senate seat. I look forward to an amazing campaign. happy holidays to All."
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