Ashley Judd

Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race

Jul 2, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky.  -- 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.

Judd, who had considered the race herself, showed her support for Grimes in a tweet Tuesday.

Judd wrote, "Even in thick woods outstanding news filters through. Thrilled for the people of KY & ready to fight beside"

Actress Ashley Judd Won't Run For U.S. Senate

Mar 27, 2013

FRANKFORT, Ky.- Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Judd made the announcement in a Twitter message late Wednesday afternoon.

Judd had hinted last week that she was nearing a decision about the race.

The former Kentucky resident now living in suburban Nashville, Tenn., has said little publicly about her intentions.

Ashley Judd Hints At Senate Run In Ohio Speech

Mar 22, 2013

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.

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.

McConnell to Begin Airing His First Campaign Ad Thursday

Mar 13, 2013
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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.
McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton confirmed the ad buys on Tuesday.