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Ashley Judd Won't Run for US Senate in Kentucky

Actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that she will not be running for the Democratic nomination to face US Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014's election. Here is here statement:

Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided.

My full statement will soon be on my website,  Please know that is my voice & truth; don't fool with the distortions!

After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.

Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ho expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader. While that won't be me at this time, I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people & their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!

No major Democratic candidate has announced a challenge to McConnell yet.

Photo: Ashley Judd/The Paley Center via Wiki Commons


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