Ashley Judd Will Not Be Kentucky’s Next Senator

by Nate Wooley | March 28, 2013 10:58 am

NewLetters Ashley Judd Will Not Be Kentuckys Next Senator[1]Actress 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[2].

“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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Endnotes:
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  2. reports Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/ashley-judd-senate-89399.html
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  4. GOP Calls for Changes to the Electoral College: http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/gop-calls-for-changes-to-the-electoral-college/
  5. San Francisco Mulls Nudity Ban: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/san-francisco-mulls-nudity-ban/

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