Ashley Judd has reportedly decided to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and is planning to announce her candidacy in the spring, according to the Huffington Post.
The Hollywood actress has informed “key advisers and political figures” in Kentucky of her intent to seek the Democratic nomination for the 2014 race and plans to announce in early May around the Kentucky Derby.
Reached by email by the Huffington Post, Judd didn’t offer a direct denial.
“I am not sure who is saying this stuff, but it is not I! I’d prefer as a fan of your journalism that you stay accurate and credible. We told everyone who called us yesterday these stories are fabrications,” Judd wrote, though didn’t answer directly which “stories” weren’t “accurate,” or whether she had in fact reached a decision, according to the site.
Judd — a staunch Obama supporter — said in January she was “taking a close look” at a possible Senate bid, quickly prompting a preemptive attack ad from Republican operative Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super PAC branding her a “Hollywood liberal.”