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SHOCKER Ashley Judd: I'm Not Running for Senate Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images

Ashley Judd: I'm Not Running for Senate

Actress Ashley Judd announced Wednesday afternoon on Twitter that, after months of speculation and headlines, she would not challenge Republican Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky Senate seat. "Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate," Judd tweeted. "After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family." While the possibility of a Senate run was always dismissed as mostly speculation, Democrats saw Judd as an potentially unorthodox candidate who could challenge the Senate minority leader.

March 27, 2013 5:20 PM