Speculation continues to grow as actress Ashley Judd decides whether or not she wants to run for US Senate.
If she decides to take the plunge into politics, then Judd might square off against Minority US Senate leader Mitch McConnell. According to KTVI, Congressman John Yarmuth said they are presently looking for candidate to take on McConnell. Judd is one of individuals currently up for consideration.
Yarmuth said that he recently spoke to Ashley Judd about the possibility of running for Senate. Although she has yet to make an official decision on the matter, the congressman seems to think she would be an ideal candidate for the job.
He recently told WDRB:
“I think she’s very interested in becoming a candidate for some office whether it’s next year against Mitch McConnell or it’s against Rand Paul whether it’s for some other office I don’t know, but she’s a very serious potential candidate.”
Yarmuth added that he currently doesn’t have any personal interest in running for Senate himself. He said he is more interested in finding someone that can give McConnell a run for his money.
Rumors about Judd’s political future were given an extra dose of fuel when Naomi Judd said her daughter was interested in “changing the world” during a recent interview with Larry King.
According to the Christian Post, Naomi said her daughter may hold off until 2016 so she can run against Senator Rand Paul. However, even Ashley Judd’s mom isn’t sure whether or not her daughter will run for political office.
She told Larry King:
“As of right now, she doesn’t know. I can tell you she’s very interested in changing the world and she know that politics unfortunately right now is one of the ways she could do that.”
What do you think about the possibility of Ashley Judd running for senate?