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Ashley Judd to run for Kentucky Senate seat?

Actress Ashley Judd appears in a promotional photo for ABC's TV drama, 'Missing.' (Bob D'Amico)

March 11, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
There is widespread speculation that actress Ashley Judd is very close to announcing her bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

Despite the fact the actress has remained silent thus far, a GOP political action committee has already taken out ads attacking Judd for living in Tennessee, not in her home state of Kentucky.

ABC News is among those reporting that Judd is set to announce her democratic candidacy against Senate Republican incumbent Mitch McConnell. The timing, however, remains unclear.

Judd, a professed Obama supporter and international humanitarian, has never run for office before.