Even though she debated running for Senate in 2014 a few months ago, apparently sources say Ashley Judd's run for Senate is almost official. The actress and social activist is planning to run in her home state of Kentucky. Her battle will be tough as her opponent is the top-ranking member of the Republican side of the Senate.
Yes her opponent will be Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who's held the seat since 1985. He's the man who claimed that "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." showing the highly partisan motives of the modern GOP. I lost the last shred of respect (which wasn't much) for him when he ended up filibustering his own bill when it turned out to help President Obama if it passed.
If she wins Ashley Judd won't be serving with a friendly Senator either. Rand Paul has already attacked her character and qualifications. Paul claimed she can't represent Kentucky because she lives in Scotland during certain times of the year. I guess he forgot to mention that her husband Dario Franchitti is Scottish. They also have a house in Tennessee which is right next to Kentucky.
While I think she'd have a better chance in Tennessee in terms of winning an election, I would love to see Judd run for any office. She's a true liberal, and a caring humanitarian. The South needs more leaders like her.