BOSTON (AP) - 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.
In his Facebook posting, Affleck says he would
continue working with the Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit
organization that helps direct humanitarian aid to the war-torn region,
and for other causes.
Affleck says Kerry would make a great secretary of state.
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