Ashley Judd’s possible Senate run in Kentucky has been a matter of speculation for several months now, with potential challenged incumbents Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul both weighing in on the possibility of the actress bringing her star power to state politics.
But the Ashley Judd political speculation has again begun to heat up, as a few indicators have emerged that the Double Jeopardy star is getting serious about entering the politics fray.
Politico first reported Judd’s latest alleged movements toward such a goal, dishing on a secret meeting between Ashley and at officials at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington just this week.
The site didn’t name names, but claimed Ashley Judd was in the capitol Tuesday to formally meet with the officials, and explained:
“Actress Ashley Judd privately met with officials at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington earlier this week, as she continues to weigh whether to mount a Senate run against Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to two sources familiar with the session … According to one person familiar with the matter, Tuesday’s meeting was Judd’s first formal one with officials at the DSCC, which coordinates strategy, recruits and fundraises on behalf of Democratic Senate candidates. DSCC officials refused to comment, saying they would not discuss candidate recruitment.”
The meeting suggests that while the move had been speculation or a semi-serious venture for Judd in previous months, chances the star will move ahead to challenge state Republicans are increasing.