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Ashley Judd won't run for Senate

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Actress Ashley Judd says she will not run for the U.S. Senate.

Judd made the announcement Wednesday afternoon on her Twitter page.

Judd was being mentioned as contender in 2014 for the seat of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

In her Twitter statement, Judd said: 

"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 & their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!"

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