Don’t they usually laugh these things off when there’s nothing to the story? I’m scared.

Via Politico:

Actor Ben Affleck refused to comment on reports that he’s being touted as a possible senatorial candidate in Massachusetts.

In Washington to raise awareness about the violence plaguing Congo, Affleck was also scheduled to meet Wednesday with other lawmakers including Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who is widely believed to be replacing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, opening a special election for a Senate seat in Massachusetts.

“That’s not what I’m here to talk about,” Affleck told POLITICO. “I’m here to talk about what role we can place in making the Eastern Congo a better place.”

Earlier this week, reports surfaced that he was being touted as a possible candidate for Senate in Massachusetts. Affleck campaigned for Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) when she beat freshman Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in November. There is also speculation that Brown would be interested in running again.