A source close to actress Ashley Judd told a reporter with a local Fox News outlet that Judd is serious about challenging Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in 2014. “At least in Ashley’s mind, it is happening,” said a source to Fox411’s Pop Tarts column.
“She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step,” the unnamed source continued. “I don’t know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place.”
Judd has been making frequent trips to Washington D.C. to meet with prominent Democratic donors in advance of a possible campaign for U.S. Senate. The source says that Judd see’s McConnell’s low approval rating in his home state as a sign that he could be vulnerable when he comes up for reelection next year.
“Kentucky may be looking to send a message that they don’t feel fairly represented by Minority Leader McConnell,” the source added.
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