Ashley Judd http://wuky.org en Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race http://wuky.org/post/judd-ready-fight-beside-grimes-senate-race <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.&nbsp; -- Actress Ashley Judd says she's "ready to fight" beside Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state who announced Monday that she would challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell next year.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Judd, who had considered the race herself, showed her support for Grimes in a tweet Tuesday.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:28:57 +0000 Associated Press 33924 at http://wuky.org Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race Progress Kentucky Super PAC Suspected In McConnell Leak http://wuky.org/post/progress-kentucky-super-pac-suspected-mcconnell-leak <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A secret recording of a campaign strategy session with U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and his advisors was taped by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, says a longtime local Democratic operative. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:55:24 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio 29943 at http://wuky.org Progress Kentucky Super PAC Suspected In McConnell Leak Actress Ashley Judd Won't Run For U.S. Senate http://wuky.org/post/actress-ashley-judd-wont-run-us-senate <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.- Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Judd made the announcement in a Twitter message late Wednesday afternoon.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Judd had hinted last week that she was nearing a decision about the race.</span></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 21:45:16 +0000 Associated Press 29291 at http://wuky.org Actress Ashley Judd Won't Run For U.S. Senate Ashley Judd Hints At Senate Run In Ohio Speech http://wuky.org/post/ashley-judd-hints-senate-run-ohio-speech <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Actress Ashley Judd gave a not-so-subtle hint on Friday that she's nearing a decision about seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">In a speech at an American Counseling Association meeting in Cincinnati, Judd said she once didn't like criticism, which she said is ironic because she's "about to get $40 million worth of it." WXIX-TV first reported Judd's comments Friday.</span></p> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:09:57 +0000 Associated Press 29070 at http://wuky.org Ashley Judd Hints At Senate Run In Ohio Speech McConnell to Begin Airing His First Campaign Ad Thursday http://wuky.org/post/mcconnell-begin-airing-his-first-campaign-ad-thursday <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is expected to get an early start on a re-election campaign by airing his first TV and radio ad on Thursday.<br>&nbsp;<br>McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton confirmed the ad buys on Tuesday. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:43:22 +0000 Associated Press 28587 at http://wuky.org McConnell to Begin Airing His First Campaign Ad Thursday Stumbo: Judd Would Be Formidable Candidate http://wuky.org/post/stumbo-judd-would-be-formidable-candidate <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Ashley Judd would be a formidable candidate if she runs for the U.S. Senate next year.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Stumbo told reporters Thursday in Frankfort that the actress and activist is bright and articulate and would appeal to voters because she's a "fresh face."</span></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:46:56 +0000 Associated Press 27985 at http://wuky.org Stumbo: Judd Would Be Formidable Candidate Gov. Beshear, Ashley Judd to Meet Soon to Discuss 2014 U.S. Senate Race http://wuky.org/post/gov-beshear-ashley-judd-meet-soon-discuss-2014-us-senate-race <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. - Ashley Judd—the actress and potential Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate—will meet soon to with Gov. Steve Beshear to discuss the 2014 election, Beshear said on Thursday.</p><p></p><p>Judd has been meeting with potential donors and supporters in the past several weeks, including some in Louisville, the Hill reports.</p><p>The Kentucky native has been flirting with a U.S. Senate run for a few months. &nbsp;Beshear and Judd previously spoke at the Bluegrass Ball during the presidential inauguration, the governor said.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:53:24 +0000 Kentucky Public Radio's Kenny Colston 27671 at http://wuky.org Gov. Beshear, Ashley Judd to Meet Soon to Discuss 2014 U.S. Senate Race