Could Ben Affleck replace John Kerry in the US Senate?

The actor is on a list of possible successors to Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, according to CBS Boston.

Political analyst Jon Keller has heard Affleck’s name “tossed around” among others – including Scott Brown, Rep. Mike Capuano, Rep. Ed Markey and Rep. Stephen Lynch – to take Kerry’s seat, he reported on Tuesday. If President Barack Obama does appoint Kerry as secretary of state, as expected, a special election will be held to fill his spot.

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

And he’s made a few trips to Capitol Hill over the years. In fact, Affleck will be in Washington on Wednesday.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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