Ashley Judd exploring Senate run Against Mitch McConnell

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Image from a quicklink In recent weeks, Judd has spoken with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) about the possibility of a run, has discussed a potential bid with a Democratic pollster and has begun to conduct opposition research on herself to see where she's most vulnerable in the Bluegrass State, sources say.
But she may also be waiting it out until 2016 to take on Sen. Rand Paul instead.

"She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do," Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) told POLITICO after speaking with her. "I think there are a lot of people, and I was one of them, who wanted to let her know that her candidacy would be an exciting prospect for us. That's what I wanted her to know. A lot of the labor unions, they were telling me that too."
A Judd spokeswoman declined to comment beyond an earlier statement when the actress said she was "very honored" by the consideration...

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McConnell is the biggest obstacle to reform and pr... by E. J. N. on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:08:41 PM