Ashley Judd Not Running For U.S. Senate

Judd decides against taking on McConnell.

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Ashley Judd will not seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in Kentucky next year. She announced the decision on Twitter Wednesday.

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Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided.— ashley judd

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After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.— ashley judd

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Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~— ashley judd

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