Actor Ben Affleck is refusing comment on a slew of recent reports that he's a candidate for Massachusetts' soon-to-be vacant U.S. Senate seat.
In Washington to raise awareness about the violence plaguing Congo, Affleck was also scheduled to meet Wednesday with other D.C. lawmakers.
Among them? Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), a fellow Boston native, who is widely believed to be replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State in 2013.
Clinton will step down once her replacement is named by President Barack Obama. Kerry's appointment would open up a special election for his U.S. Senate seat.