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Ashley Judd is out! Actress, humanitarian decides not to run against McConnell

Staff report

In a message to her followers on Twitter and on her website, actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd announced today that she will not run in 2014 for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Jonathan Miller, on his website The Recovering Politician, posted the following statement from Judd:

After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family. Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months who expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader. While that won’t be me at this time, I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people & their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!

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