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Ben Affleck Shoots Down Talk of Senate Run

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Ben Affleck, Face the Nation
Ben Affleck, Face the Nation CBS

It looks like Ben Affleck won't be making a run for a Senate seat after all.

While the Argo star and director said "one never knows" when Face the Nation's Bob Schieffer asked him if he thought about running for Senate in his home state of Massachusetts recently, it seems Affleck has changed his tune, officially shooting down those rumors. 

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"I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," Affleck wrote on his Facebook page Monday. "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," the Oscar-winning actor continued. "I look forward to an amazing campaign. Happy Holidays to All."

That settles that.

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