Ashley Judd doesn't rule out run for US Senate in Kentucky

Ashley Judd doesn't rule out run for US Senate in Kentucky

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By ROGER ALFORD
Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Actress Ashley Judd isn't ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

The former Kentuckian, now living in Tennessee, would have to re-establish a residence there before she could challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election bid.

Judd, who is active supporter of Tennessee Democrats, said in a statement Friday that she's honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she sidestepped the question of whether she would get into the race.

No Democrats have stepped forward to challenge McConnell, a political powerhouse who already has $6.8 million in the bank for his re-election.

McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said McConnell and his wife are big fans of Judd's movies and that they appreciate her efforts to bring young people into the political process.

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