Ashley Judd still mum on U.S. Senate run in Kentucky

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(AP) — Actress Ashley Judd is still mum about whether she's considering a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky as a Democratic challenger to Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014.

Judd, a former Kentucky resident now living in Tennessee, hasn't ruled out a run. But neither has she said anything to suggest that she would enter the race.

Her publicist said Tuesday nothing has changed since Judd released a statement last month saying she was honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate.

No Democrats have stepped forward to challenge McConnell, a political powerhouse who already has $6.8 million for his re-election.

McConnell, now in his fifth term, is the longest-serving U.S. senator in Kentucky history. He spent some $20 million on his last election to defeat a wealthy Louisville businessman.

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  • So tired of this man doing everything he can to obstruct progress for this country just because he and his old crony buddies don't like the current president. Run Ashley Run.......time for this old man to retire. All the money thrown at the president didn't make a bit of difference so what makes him think because he has the money that it will help him win. It's votes that count not money.

  • $6.8m for what? i haven't seen any ads trumpeting how mitch has stymied u.s. senate republicans. nothing where he voted against his own bill because the white house agreed with him. maybe he's getting a makeover, and they're installing a chin. and backbone. and brain.