It didn't take long for Ben Affleck to address those rumors that he might be considering a Senate run if John Kerry is appointed Secretary of State. In an appearance on Face the Nation, the actor/director/writer, who's also been very vocal about politics in the past few years, shot down speculation of a future run for office, saying, "Massachusetts currently has two extraordinary senators...there is no vacancy." 

When pressed further about possible plans - as in, in the event that Kerry's seat is vacated - Affleck continued that he has a "great fondness and admiration for the political process," but "I’m really happy being involved from the outside in government, advocating for the Congolese." 

Affleck is currently in D.C. to discuss U.S. relations with Iran, topics covered in his recent Oscar-nominated film Argo. "As Hillary Clinton said," Affleck added, "[Iran is] the most pressing foreign policy issue today. So, I got a lot on my plate."

His Face the Nation episode will air this Sunday on CBS at 10:30 AM.

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]