JUDD SENATE CAMPAIGN Judd Hints At U.S. Senate Run In Speech
Reported by: Associated Press
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Reported: Mar. 22, 2013 4:18 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 23, 2013 7:58 PM EDT
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Actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd made a rare public reference to her possible run for the seat held by Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
WXIX-TV said Judd gave the keynote speech Friday at the American Counseling Association's 2013 conference in Cincinnati.
In speaking about her personal experience with depression, she said when she started in counseling she didn't like to be criticized. She added that was ironic since she was, in her words, "about to get $40 million worth of it."
Judd also said her mother, Naomi Judd, can't wait to turn her garage into a campaign headquarters.
Judd is a former Kentucky resident now living outside of Nashville, Tenn.
She has been largely mum about her intentions. Defeating McConnell would be the Democrats' biggest prize of the 2014 election.
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