Ben Affleck is holding on to his day job.

The actor announced that he will not be running for John Kerry's vacant Senate seat in his home state of Massachusetts. Kerry has been nominated for Secretary of State by President Obama.

"I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," said Affleck. "We are about to get a great Secretary of State and there are some phenomenal candidates in Massachusetts for his Senate seat. I look forward to an amazing campaign.

The "Argo" director and star says he will continue his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative as well as fighting hunger in the United States.