Judd, in a statement, doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of running against McConnell but does hedge.
I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I'm very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let's focus on coming together to keep moving America's families, and especially our kids, forward.
Male celebrities like as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Franken and Clint Eastwood have all held elected office. Judd is clearly interested in public service. She clearly qualified. She has a history of activism and recently got a Master's Degree in Public Administration at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
Ashley Judd responds to Senate buzz (Politico)
Ashley Judd doesn't rule out challenge to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (Courier-Journal)