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Beshear: Ashley Judd wants to talk about U.S. Senate race

February 21, 2013 | | Comments 3
Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

By Linda B. Blackford
lblackford@herald-leader.com

FRANKKFORT — Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday that he has spoken with actress Ashley Judd and plans to talk more with her about next year’s U.S. Senate race.

“She’s been trying to arrange and will be arranging some more conversations here in the next month or so,” Beshear told reporters after a bill signing.

Beshear said he spoke with Judd at the Bluegrass Ball in Washington D.C. in January. He declined to say if he would endorse her entry into the race against Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell.

“There are a number of people who are still talking about running for the U.S. Senate and I think she would be a very serious candidate, there may be others who would also… but I’m going to encourage as many as possible to take a look at it and we can come up with the best candidate,” Beshear said.

Various media outlets have reported that Judd met this week with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee about a possible run.

Filed Under: Democratic PartyElectionsFederal GovernmentMitch McConnellUS Senate Race

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  1. CatFan says:

    If she wants to run, why doesn’t she run in TN? That’s where she lives, where she pays taxes and where she spends her money. If she is so concerned about KY, why doesn’t she live here now?

  2. Jeanie says:

    Of all the potential Dem candidates I can think of Judd has the biggest cojones required to go up against McConn! Current residency doesn’t matter.. my Congressman Ed Whitfield doesn’t live in KY now.. let alone in my district!

  3. Sarah P. says:

    Go get ‘em. It is hilarious how Kentucky votes. They like to think they are Republicans (because they think they can all be millionaires; the American Dream) but in the end they hold Democratic values where government counts and want government to provide everything.