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Keller @ Large: Ben Affleck In A Massachusetts Senate Race?

BOSTON (CBS) – Could a Hollywood star be among the potential candidates if and when John Kerry's Senate seat opens up?

It's a political rarity, a major job up for grabs in a special election that allows incumbents to run without giving up their current seat.

Several names have been mentioned, including Scott Brown, Mike Capuano, Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch.

But is it possible for a non-politician to compete in such a short time frame?

Absolutely, if they have some access to money and political connections.

Believe it or not, one name I have heard tossed around is that of actor-director Ben Affleck, the pride of Cambridge, who's been active in Democratic Party politics for more than a decade.

Go ahead and laugh if you want to, but keep in mind, anyone who's over 30, a citizen, and able to get 10,000 certified signatures can enter this race.

And you don't even have to be a legal resident of Massachusetts until Election Day.

You can listen to Keller At Large on WBZ News Radio every weekday at 7:55 a.m. and 12:25 p.m. You can also watch Jon on WBZ-TV News.

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