Ben Affleck running for US Senate?

Washington: Ben Affleck could be in the running to become a future US senator.

According to CBS Boston, the 40-year-old actor is on a list of possible successors to Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, the Politico reported.

Political analyst Jon Keller has heard Affleck’s name being “tossed around” among others – including Scott Brown, Rep. Mike Capuano, Rep. Ed Markey and Rep. Stephen Lynch – to take Kerry’s seat, he said on Tuesday.

If President Barack Obama appoints Kerry as secretary of state, as expected, a special election will be held to fill his spot.

The ‘Pearl Harbor’ star, a Democrat, grew up in Cambridge and actively campaigned for Elizabeth Warren, who won a Massachusetts Senate seat last month.