What a way to spoil the holidays. Ben Affleck has announced that he will not be running for the Massachusetts Senate seat.
Affleck said in a statement, “I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office. 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.”
He continued, “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.”
It looks like we’ll have to see Affleck in Hollywood instead of D.C. Not a bad compromise.