Ashley Judd Won’t Run

by Andrew Stiles

Hollywood actress Ashley Judd, star of Dolphin Tale and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, will not challenge Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in 2014.

“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” Judd announced via Twitter on Wednesday.

Kentucky secretary of state Allison Lundgren Grimes, a Democrat, is widely suspected to be considering a run: