Affleck says not entering politics

Last updated 10:28 26/12/2012
ben Affleck
Getty Images
NOT RUNNING: Ben Affleck posted on Facebook to clear up rumours he may run for US political office.

Relevant offers

Entertainment

Spoilers: Game of Thrones recap: Is Jon Snow back? Cannes crime: Wealth of the film festival crowd draws criminal element Frozen fans are asking Disney to give Elsa a girlfriend Prince dead: Lawyers begin court hearings over division of star's estate Blue Men Group surprise tradies and students in Christchurch Ringling circus elephants take their final bows Ian Wishart releases follow-up Scott Watson book Elementary 2.0 Spoilers: Game of Thrones: Jon Snow's fate revealed Live: The Bachelor NZ, episode 17 Simon Sweetman: Mali Mali is on tour around New Zealand

Ben Affleck is taking his name off the list of possible candidates for John Kerry's seat in the US Senate, which would be open if the Democratic senator from Massachusetts is confirmed as secretary of state.

Affleck says in a posting on his Facebook page that while he loves the political process, he will not be running for public office.

Speculation about the Massachusetts native rose slightly when he did not completely rule out a Senate bid during an appearance on CBS on Sunday.

In his Facebook posting, Affleck says he would continue working with the Eastern Congo Initiative, a nonprofit organisation that helps direct humanitarian aid to the war-torn region, and for other causes.

Affleck says Kerry would make a great secretary of state.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content