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Friday, October 28, 2016

Actress and activist Ashley Judd has announced via Twitter that she will not be running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

For the past few weeks, Judd has stimulated speculation that she would seek the Democratic Party’s nomination and challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Republicans seemed concerned by a potentially well-funded challenge to a seat in a bright-red state. A group connected to GOP strategist Karl Rove ran ads in Kentucky attacking Judd. McConnell followed that up with an ad featuring his wife this month, aimed at shoring up his standing with women.

Judd’s announcement was broken by The Washington Post Wednesday afternoon.

She has since followed that up with a series of tweets:







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  • idamag

    Darn, Ashley Judd is so much prettier than that old fossel.

    • old_blu

      And smart too.

    • neeceoooo

      I was hoping we could get rid of the old fossel

  • tobyspeeks

    I’m impressed with her for many reasons and now I can add her tweeting to the list. She types like an adult should.

  • Pamby50

    It would have been fun watching the whole Judd family out supporting her.

  • midway54

    What a great day if would be for millions to see that at last this contemptible Kentucky bufoon is gone from the Senate.

    • Sand_Cat

      But never fear: they’d still have RAND PAUL!

  • Mitch McConnell is probably thanking Satan for this gift.

  • Sand_Cat

    Maybe she should think about the effects on her family of having creeps like McConnell essentially running the country in the absence of Democratic (and democratic) backbone.