Ashley Judd May Take on Mitch McConnell

by Christopher Freeburn | March 11, 2013 2:10 pm

ashley judd 630 300x198 Ashley Judd May Take on Mitch McConnell[1]An unnamed source tells CNN that Ashley Judd is still considering running for the U.S. Senate next year[2].

The actress has not yet decided whether to run. If she does, she will seek the Democrat nomination, ultimately challenging Kentucky’s senior Senator Mitch McConnell, a republican, in 2014.

Judd has signaled that she is interested in pursuing the senate seat, and recently addressed her concerns about public health in a speech at George Washington University. She has also created an email list of supporters and held meetings with potential donors, political pollsters and Democratic campaign organizers[3].

Last year, Judd served as a delegate at the Democratic National Committee. She strongly backed President Obama in the 2012 election. She holds a degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

Republicans clearly consider Judd a potential threat. Her university speech drew criticism from a GOP staffer via Twitter and the McConnell campaign has included Judd in a commercial.

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  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/ashley-judd-630.jpg
  2. is still considering running for the U.S. Senate next year: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/11/ashley-judd-not-decided-on-senate-race/
  3. held meetings with potential donors, political pollsters and Democratic campaign organizers: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/ashley-judd-may-run-for-u-s-senate/

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