At Obama event, Ashley Judd says she may run for office one day
January 30th, 2014
07:45 PM ET
6 months ago

At Obama event, Ashley Judd says she may run for office one day

Nashville (CNN) - It's a role that's still on the mind of actress Ashley Judd.

At an education event hosted by President Barack Obama in Nashville, Judd, who considered and then decided against a campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, said she may decide to run for political office in the future.

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Filed under: Ashley Judd • President Obama • Tennessee
April 13th, 2013
10:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Democratic official bats down reported twist involving secret tape

(CNN) - It would be the latest strange twist in the story involving actress Ashley Judd, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and a secretly recorded tape of a campaign strategy session.

But the local Democratic official who a Kentucky newspaper reported Saturday would recant at least some of his story tells CNN that the report is not true.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
April 9th, 2013
10:08 AM ET
1 year ago

McConnell campaign calls in FBI over secret recordings

(CNN) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign is "working with the FBI" on how Mother Jones, a liberal magazine, obtained a recording of political aides meeting with McConnell and discussing opposition research on Ashley Judd, McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton told CNN Tuesday.

In the recordings, political operatives huddling at the senator's campaign headquarters in Kentucky, are heard discussing potentially attacking Judd's mental health, as well as her left-leaning politics, if she had decided to make a bid against McConnell, who's running for a sixth term in office next year.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Mitch McConnell
April 1st, 2013
09:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Why didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate? Sabotage, adviser says

(CNN) - It would have been one of the most interesting races of the 2014 midterm cycle: Actress Ashley Judd challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for the seat he has held for nearly three decades.

But Judd decided not to launch a campaign for the Democratic nomination, and her top adviser explained why on Monday: sabotage.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky
March 11th, 2013
12:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Ashley Judd not decided on Senate race

(CNN) – Actress and activist Ashley Judd is "very serious" but hasn't made a decision yet about running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, according to a knowledgeable source.

A Democrat, Judd would challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell, the most powerful Republican in the upper chamber, for his seat in Kentucky. Judd spent part of her childhood in the Bluegrass State and went to the University of Kentucky.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Senate
Judd: 'Is there an elephant in the room?'
March 1st, 2013
05:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Judd: 'Is there an elephant in the room?'

(CNN) - Ashley Judd was fully aware she was under the Washington media spotlight Friday when she spoke about public health issues at George Washington University.

"I'm a lot more nervous than y'all are, I promise," she told a group of students who were asking questions at the event. "There are people here who don't give a rat's-you-know-what about public health."
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Political spotlight for Judd's Washington tour
March 1st, 2013
10:30 AM ET
1 year ago

Political spotlight for Judd's Washington tour

Washington (CNN) – Ashley Judd is coming to Washington to headline two public events, and that's fueling speculation that the activist actress may launch a bid for the U.S. Senate.

Friday Judd will be in front of cameras as she's the featured speaker at a forum on women's reproductive rights at George Washington University's School of Public Health. Judd is expected to take questions from the audience after finishes her comments. Saturday she is scheduled to receive an award for her humanitarian work in India.
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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
McConnell campaign puts the spotlight on Judd
February 19th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
1 year ago

McConnell campaign puts the spotlight on Judd

(CNN) – With more than 20 months to go before the midterm congressional elections, incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell's team is already attacking Democrats for not yet fielding a candidate to challenge the Senate minority leader.

McConnell's campaign released Tuesday its first web video of the campaign, a parody that attempts to depict President Barack Obama as being frustrated with the potential crop of Democratic contenders in the state.
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Filed under: 2014 • Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Almost two years out, it's rough in Kentucky
February 8th, 2013
12:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Almost two years out, it's rough in Kentucky

(CNN) – The U.S. Senate race in Kentucky is already the nastiest Senate fight in the country, twenty-one months before voters head to the polls.

Without an official Democratic candidate in the race, Republicans are going after actress Ashley Judd, who has expressed interest in running for the seat but has yet to officially declare her candidacy. She did, however, set up a feature for soliciting emails addresses on her website this week.

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Filed under: Ashley Judd • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell