Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd

It is starting to look more and more likely that actress Ashley Judd will run against Mitch McConnell (R) for the Kentucky Senate seat next year. Democratic John Yarmuth, who represents Kentucky’s third congressional district, seems pretty convinced she will run and is laying the groundwork needed for a serious campaign. From ABC News:

[Ashely Judd] hasn’t announced yet, but her biggest supporter in Kentucky, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, told ABC News, “I would be surprised if she doesn’t run at this point.”

“My impression is this is something she wants to do, and she is now taking the time to make the contacts she needs to make throughout the state to try and generate commitments of support and in some cases fundraising,” Yarmuth said. “She is certainly acting like a candidate, a potential candidate.

“I think in her own mind … she has made a decision to run and she’s doing the right thing and not ruffling any feathers along the way,” Yarmuth said.

This would make for an interesting fight, to say the least. Mitch McConnell is a nationally polarizing political figure and Judd would probably find it very easy to raise a significant campaign war chest.

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