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Ben Affleck running for US Senate?

December 19, 2012 15:23 IST

Ben AffleckBen Affleck could be in the running to become a future US senator.

According to CBS Boston, the 40-year-old actor is on a list of possible successors to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, the Politico reported.

Political analyst Jon Keller has heard Affleck's name being "tossed around" among others -- including Scott Brown, Rep Mike Capuano, Rep Ed Markey and Rep Stephen Lynch -- to take Kerry's seat, he said on Tuesday.

If President Barack Obama appoints Kerry as secretary of state, as expected, a special election will be held to fill his spot.

The Pearl Harbor star, a Democrat, grew up in Cambridge and actively campaigned for Elizabeth Warren, who won a Massachusetts Senate seat last month. 

Photograph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Source: ANI