Ashley Judd will announce plans to run against Mitch McConnell in May, according to the Inquisitr. The site reported rumors and quoted unnamed sources, speculating that Judd will announce her candidacy near the time of the Kentucky Derby, when her native Kentucky will be in the news. Judd denies the rumors.
Judd wrote an email to the Hufffington Post in which she denied the rumors. “I am not sure who is saying this stuff, but it is not I!”
She told the site, “I’d prefer as a fan of your journalism that you stay accurate and credible. We told everyone who called us yesterday these stories are fabrications.”
Incumbent Senate Minority Leader McConnell is unpopular, and the actress may have a good chance to defeat him. Kentucky Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth told ABC news he supports her candidacy and thinks she would have a chance to win a Senate seat if she ran against McConnell.
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