Report: Judd to announce U.S. Senate run - WKRN News 2

Report: Judd to announce U.S. Senate run

Posted: Updated: March 11, 2013 05:20 PM
FRANKLIN, Ky. -

Reports are surfacing that actress and social activist Ashley Judd plans to officially announce running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against current Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

According to the Huffington Post, Judd could announce a run for U.S. Senate around the time of the Kentucky Derby.

Judd challenged their reporting, but did not outright deny it.

The actress is an outspoken environmentalist, champion of women's rights, and she is armed with a master's degree in public administrations from Harvard.

While fundraising would likely come easily for Judd, a run would certainly have its challenges.

She could be seen too liberal in the mostly red state and some democrats worry her high profile glamorous Hollywood stature could actually rally the GOP across the country.

Judd's reported run against McConnell is all the talk in Kentucky diners.

"I think it's fabulous; she's definitely got my vote," Barbara Shelton shared.

"I am for her 100%. I hope she wins," Don Jones said.

Judd is currently a resident of Tennessee and would have to establish residence in Kentucky by November.

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