Democratic Challengers

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.

Grimes Mum On Senate Run

Mar 20, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Speculation is swirling in the national media whether Kentucky’s Secretary of State will eventually announce her intention to challenge Republican Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat. 

Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes was on the UK campus Wednesday to lead a panel discussion on civic engagement and was asked more than once to comment on the rumors.   The Secretary, however, was more comfortable talking about the fate of the so-called military voting bill, currently in legislative limbo.