Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have donated money to Massachusetts governor-hopeful DEVAL PATRICK's campaign.

The Daredevil co-stars, who welcomed their first child, Violet, earlier this month (01DEC05), have written $500 (GBP277) cheques each to help fund Patrick's campaign to represent the Democrats in the governatorial elections.

Staunch Democrat Affleck decided to donate the money after speaking to his mother Chris, who co-hosted a fundraiser for Patrick in October (05).