Sunday, November 11, 2012

Ashley Judd Doesn't Rule Out Run for U.S. Senate

In response to the hopes and prayers of Kentucky Democrats for charismatic political activist Ashley Judd to please run for the U.S. Senate against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Harvard graduate Ashley Judd issues a non-denial:
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Actress Ashley Judd isn't ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky. 
 The former Kentuckian is an active supporter of Tennessee Democrats. She 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. 

"I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I'm very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let's focus on coming together to keep moving America's families, and especially our kids, forward," she said. Judd lives in Tennessee and would have to re-establish a residence in Kentucky before she could challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election bid.