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Actress Ashley Judd opts not to enter Kentucky Senate race

Published on Mar 28, 2013 6:25 AM
 
Actress Ashley Judd takes part in a panel session at the ABC Winter TCA Press Tour in Pasadena, California, in this January 10, 2012 file photo. Actress Ashley Judd's next role will not be as a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Kentucky. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Actress Ashley Judd's next role will not be as a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Kentucky.

Judd said on Wednesday she has decided not to run in 2014 to try to unseat Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, after considering such a candidacy for months.

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

Judd and her husband, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, announced in January that they had decided to end their 11-year marriage.

 
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