Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Ashley Judd Gives New Senate Hints

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Ashley Judd Gives New Senate Hints

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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Actress Ashley Judd gave a not-sosubtle hint on Friday that she's nearing a decision about seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. In a speech at an American Counseling Association meeting in Cincinnati, Judd said she once didn't like criticism, which she said is ironic because she's "about to get $40 million worth of it." WXIX-TV first reported Judd's comments Friday.

The Cincinnati station said Judd also told the group that her mother, country music star Naomi Judd, can't wait to turn her garage into a campaign headquarters.

"I can't say if she's made up her mind, because I don't know that, but I can absolutely tell you that she's very seriously considering it," said former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller, a friend and supporter of Judd's.

No cameras were allowed at the speech.

Judd is a former Kentucky resident now living in suburban Nashville, Tenn. …

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