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12/24/2012 08:48 pm ET | Updated Feb 23, 2013

Ben Affleck Not Running For Senate In Massachusetts

How do you like them apples? Ben Affleck has announced that he won't be running for Senate.

"I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," he said. He vowed to continue his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative and with fighting hunger in the United States.

The 'Argo' director and star was rumored to be considering running to replace John Kerry. President Obama has nominated Kerry for Secretary of State.

"We are about to get a great Secretary of State and there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his Senate seat," said Affleck. "I look forward to an amazing campaign."

Other potential candidates that have been named are soon-to-be former Senator Scott Brown and several members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.

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