Ashley Judd Moves Closer to Senate Run

Starts meeting with donors, strategists, politicians
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2013 10:27 AM CST
Ashley Judd Moves Closer to Senate Run
In this March 13, 2012 file photo, actress Ashley Judd poses for a portrait in New York.   (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, file)

Ashley Judd has been meeting with Democratic donors, strategists, and politicians, as well as the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, as she moves closer to a Senate run in Kentucky, The Hill reports. At one meeting, a source says Judd promised a decision by May 6—the day the Kentucky Derby is held. A recent poll found her just nine percentage points behind Mitch McConnell, whom she'd be challenging. And Karl Rove's super PAC apparently considers her a serious candidate; it launched an attack ad against her earlier this month. (Read more Ashley Judd stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.