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Ben Affleck meets with John Kerry amid rumors of Senate run

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

The Daily Caller has learned that Hollywood actor and political activist Ben Affleck met with Democratic Massachusetts Senator John Kerry during a Wednesday visit to Capitol Hill.

CBS Boston’s John Keller reported Tuesday that Affleck’s name has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Kerry if President Obama chooses him as Secretary of State.

Affleck, who grew up in Cambridge, is the founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative. He testified before the House Armed Services committee Wednesday about security in the region.

Kerry’s office confirmed the meeting to TheDC and said the two men were photographed together, but there was no opportunity for reporters to ask questions.

The Daily Caller’s request for comment about the discussion was not returned.

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