Ashley Judd Senate Race Still in Consideration for 2014

Ashley Judd is still undecided about running for a Senate seat for Kentucky.

The 44-year-old actress attended The Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball in Washington, D.C., on Saturday and told reporters that she is still considering the option.

"I am incredibly honored and frankly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support -- that the people of Kentucky are interested in having me represent them is the greatest honor of my life so far, and I am certainly taking a close look at it," Judd said, according to The Huffington Post.

She may be leaning more on the side of running as her recent comments allude that Kentucky needs a person like her to lead the state.

"The people of Kentucky need a fighter. And certainly going back 10 generations, I've got some fighters from those hills in my family," Judd said about her family history, as reported by The Courier-Journal.

If Judd, a democrat, did decide to run in the 2014 race, she would be taking on Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell for his seat.

Last year, Judd was allegedly looking into what would be required of her if she did want to pursue a career in politics. She reportedly met with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in December about the possible bid and started conducting opposition research.

"She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do," Rep. John Yarmuth told Politico about Judd's political activities.

If the actress has decided to run, she has not yet told her mother Naomi Judd. The country music legend talked to Larry King on his web-show earlier this month about her daughter's possible decision to enter the world of politics.

"I can tell you she's very interested in changing the world," Naomi said. "And she knows that politics unfortunately right now is one of the ways she could do that."

Naomi added that if her daughter did decide to run she would be the first person to know. 

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