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Ben Affleck will stick to the campaigning for Oscars, not political office. The Argo director took to Facebook on Christmas Eve to shoot down speculation that he might run for the U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts being vacated by John Kerry, who has been nominated by President Obama to replace Hilary Rodham Clinton as Secretary of State.  Photos: Ben Affleck at 40 "I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," he wrote. "Right now it's a privilege to spend my time working with Eastern Congo Initiative (Eci), supporting our veterans, drawing

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