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Ashley Judd Not Running For U.S. Senate

Judd decides against taking on McConnell.

Posted on March 27, 2013, at 5:11 p.m. ET

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Ashley Judd will not seek the Democratic nomination for Senate in Kentucky next year. She announced the decision on Twitter Wednesday.

Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided.

Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided.-- ashley judd

After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.

After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.-- ashley judd

Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~

Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~-- ashley judd

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