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.READ MORE: Gift Of Over $20 Million For Boston's Esplanade Would Fund New Visitors Center, Outdoor Spaces
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.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Injured During Game Is Recovering After Surgery, Family Says
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.MORE NEWS: Runners Adjust Training In Summer Heat Ahead Of October Boston Marathon
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