Actress Ashley Juddannounced Thursday that she will not be advanced to the U.S. Senate against Republican leader Mitch McConnell. She said that she had to give serious attention to her campaign but then decided to focus responsibility and energy to her family. Former Kentucky residents tweeted that decision."Sadly, I was not able to rethink the campaign for the Senate. Residents I have spoken with Kentucky for the last few months who have said their desire for new leaders and fighters of the...Read Full Story
Though she has repeatedly denied the rumors, sources say Ashley Judd is ready to declare her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
According to reports by The Huffington Post, the 44-year-old Democrat could make the announcement in early May to challenge Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, a five-term Republican.
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A source told the Post that the often outspoken Democrat has talked to several of Kentucky’s key Dems who have encouraged her to pursue a run for the seat...Read Full Story
Actress Ashley Judd has not confirmed that she will run against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, but moves she has been seen making seem to point to it. The GOP isn't blind to this, and on Wednesday, the Karl Rove-affiliated American Crossroads Super PAC unleashed a Web ad designed to mock her, before she even announces her candidacy.The Web ad cost American Crossroads $10,000, which is a miniscule amount of money for the Super PAC. It pointed out a number of things via sound bites that...Read Full Story
Sunday was the official inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama's second term, but Monday is the public ceremony. The entire weekend, though, was full of parties and gatherings, and that included a brunch on Sunday, Jan. 20, by Emily's List that included a special guest: actress Ashley Judd.Several of the Democratic women backed by the Emily's List during the 2012 election cycle attended the brunch, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, Rep. Tammy Duckworth of...Read Full Story
Actress Ashley Judd’s chances of winning a Kentucky Senate seat may be about as good as Mitch McConnell’s chances of winning an Oscar, but discussing the possibility of a race between the two is too fun for anyone to pass up. On Friday, Judd appeared at George Washington University to discuss reproductive rights, though the reporters in attendance were much more interested in finding out whether she is serious about launching a campaign. Unfortunately, the closest anyone got to an answer was...Read Full Story