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Ben Affleck Officially Declines Run for Senate

Ben Affleck Officially Declines Run for Senate

Ben Affleck has spoken out about the many rumors floating around that he will be running for Senate.

“I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office,” the 40-year-old actor wrote on Facebook. “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. I look forward to an amazing campaign,” Ben added about Senator John Kerry‘s vacancy.

WOULD YOU HAVE VOTED for Ben Affleck if he ran for Senate?

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  • CCC

    Actors belong in Hollywood and should stay away from politics!

  • ridiculous

    is this a joke?????!!!!! this oscar campaign bs is going too far. wtf

  • bobbi

    Yes.

  • Hank

    Affleck is just another actor wanna be politician with a big wallet and an even bigger ego.

    Sadly, his life is firmly entrenched at Brentwood Country Mart.

    Les sigh…

  • YAAAS HONEY!!!

    at what point did Ben become a complete douche? he just oozes douche these days.

  • Andamentothat

    Argo is a good movie and daily publicity to get it recognition seems a bit much. Who is Ben’s agent? Must be the Huvane brothers with the regular plant and deny story mode.

  • rachel

    nothing about him is genuine

  • DavidLevi

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)
    http://goo.gl/3P4wZ

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com TheDudeAbides

    The fake military documents maker John Kerry is a gory movie-makeup Heinz ketchup confirmation. Catnapping on Christmas Eve, an intense male voice said, “I have John Kerry!” at 8:33 pm.

  • XxXxX

    Wait………………. WHAT!??

  • XxXxX

    Jeez. Actors should remain actors. Entertainers will be entertainers. I never understood how Shwarzenegger did dare to run and was elected =O God… you mad folks!

  • Frozoid

    The Smoking Gun investigated Affleck’s voting history and found that he had only voted once in 10 years. And back in 2000, when he was stumping for Al Gore and blasting people for not voting in elections, Affleck himself never bothered to vote in that election. In fact, he wasn’t even registered.

    As the Smoking Gun calls him, he’s a “Hollywood Hypocrite.”
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/ben-affleck-hollywood-hypocrite

  • Frozoid

    @Andamentothat: It’s not that great a movie. But all of the actors were better than he is.

    Affleck is a terrible actor.

  • JJ

    You do realize people that those were just rumors that he was going to run, never actually said he would. And also, he said no…How does that make him a politician? I think its great what he is doing. And helping feed people inside the US is very important too!

  • http://ROMNEY PRESIDENT-ELECT-ROMNEY

    He is a joke just like Obama

  • kelly

    Of course @ JJ .But haters just keep recyling the same B.S

    The more they keep putting him down the more he proves them wrong.And the more he’s recognized for his work.Keep up the good work Ben .

  • uh

    @Frozoid: then he seems PERFECT for politics.

    @kelly: go back to bed, Jennifer garner.

  • uh

    @JJ: LOL what are you talking about? “helping feed people” in the US? he’s making movies and cheating on his wife — this guy has no ba*lls at all.. i didn’t see him upset when america went to war with the middle east.. i’ve never seen take a commercial flight, he mainly uses a private jet which is about 20,000-40,000 dollars to charter each way.. ((he also uses the same materials that the people of congo are mining — in dangerous conditions)) but PLEASE tell me more about how this white moron cares..

  • Claire

    jimmy kimmel would’ve voted for him!

  • person

    yes I would vote for him. he is too busy for that job right now with all his other work and three little kids and his acting. Perhaps he can get into politics more in his 50-s when his kids are older.

  • Frozoid

    @person: Um, no, dropped out of college after one semester and was forced into rehab in 2003 for being cross addicted to gambling,drugs and alcohol.

    AND he never bothers to vote.

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