Ashley Judd announced today that she would not be running for senate.
Judd has been toying with the idea of running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014 but announced today that she’s had a change of heart.
The actress and activist made the announcement on Twitter.
“Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided. After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.”
Judd never officially declared that she would be running for senate but the actress did manage to spark a little fear into the republican party. Karl Rove even released an attack ad against the actress.
Judd wrote on Twitter that she wouldn’t be running for senate but that she would still work to return McConnel’s senate seat to the people of Kentucky.
“Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months who expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader. While that won’t be me at this time, I will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people and their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!”
Are you surprised that Ashley Judd won’t be running for senate? Some questioned whether Judd was eligible to run for senate since she hasn’t been a permanent resident of Kentucky.
After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013