Actress Ashley Judd considers run for Senate in Tennessee against Mitch McConnell
Actress says she's honored to be mentioned
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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Actress Ashley Judd isn't ruling out a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.
The former Kentuckian and wife of IndyCar driver Dario Franchitti is active supporter of Tennessee Democrats.
She said in a statement Friday that she's honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she sidestepped the question of whether she would get into the race.
Judd lives in Tennessee and would have to re-establish a residence in Kentucky before she could challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election bid.
No Democrats have stepped forward to challenge McConnell, a political powerhouse who already has $6.8 million in the bank for his re-election.
His campaign manager, Jesse Benton, said McConnell and his wife are big fans of Judd's movies and that they appreciate her efforts to bring young people into the political process.
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