Ashley Judd declines US Senate candidacy

2013-03-28 09:44
Kentucky - Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for US Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

Judd made the announcement on her Twitter page, late Wednesday afternoon.

Judd had hinted last week that she was nearing a decision about the race. The former Kentucky resident now living in suburban Nashville, has said little publicly about her intentions.

Several meetings

However, she has been meeting with several Democratic leaders, including Governor Steve Beshear, to discuss a possible run.

Defeating McConnell would be the Democrats' biggest prize of the 2014 election.

Judd has starred in several movies including Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Dolphin Tale and recently in the now cancelled TV series Missing.