Ashley Judd Will Not Be Kentucky’s Next Senator

Actress tweets that she wants to focus on her family

   

NewLetters Ashley Judd Will Not Be Kentucky's Next SenatorActress Ashley Judd has elected not to run for a senate seat in 2014.

The star — who is a native Kentuckian and a frequent spectator at University of Kentucky sporting events — announced her decision via Twitter, reports Politico.

“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” she tweeted Wednesday. Judd had been a subject of much speculation as a Democratic contender to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) in his re-election campaign next year.

Judd — sister and daughter to the country music duo The Judds — also expressed her appreciation for everyone who encouraged her to consider the race. In addition to being an award-winning actress, Judd has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and has been involved in both political and humanitarian activism.

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