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Ashley Judd Not Running in Kentucky

March 27, 2013

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Ashley Judd (file photo)

Actress Ashley Judd on Wednesday announced via her Twitter account that she won't be running for a U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky after all. It had been spread around that she was going after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

"I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months who expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader," she wrote in series of tweets. "While that won't be me at this time, I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people & their needs, dreams, and great potential."

Rumors had been boiling since November last year that Judd, who had been a delegate at the Democratic National Convention in September, might take on McConnell. She met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C., political website Politico reported last month.

More recently, Republican operatives had been wondering why she would campaign in Kentucky when she calls Tennessee "home," according to CBS.

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