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Ashley Judd: No Senate Run for Me

The actress won't be taking on Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 after all. See her statement, released piecemeal via Twitter.

03.27.13 9:20 PM ET

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

My full statement will soon be on my website, http://ashleyjudd.com  Please know that is my voice & truth; don't fool with the distortions!

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

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 ~

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!