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Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:39 PM

Crap.. Ashley just said she won't run.

(CNN) - Actress and Democrat Ashley Judd, who was openly considering challenging Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014, announced Wednesday she was "currently unable" to run for public office.

"After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family," Judd wrote on Twitter.

The announcement comes after months of speculation that Judd an actress with family roots in Kentucky - would jump into politics. The rumors sparked heavy backlash from Republicans, including McConnell, who began producing videos attacking Judd.


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/03/27/ashley-judd-wont-run-for-senate/

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Reply Crap.. Ashley just said she won't run. (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Mar 2013 OP
ananda Mar 2013 #1
Seeking Serenity Mar 2013 #2
geek tragedy Mar 2013 #3
On the Road Mar 2013 #4
SoCalDem Mar 2013 #6
CTyankee Mar 2013 #5
jessie04 Mar 2013 #7
Drale Mar 2013 #8

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. That's a shame!

Why so early?

She could have kept the Reeps scared and spending big bucks!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:43 PM

2. As I posted in the LBN thread,

I wonder if the more entrenched Party PTB "strongly encouraged" her to go away?

I don't know, I'm not in Ky. But I know in-state, intraparty politics can be brutal.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:50 PM

3. Honestly, why should we have looked to her

 

as some kind of political savior? She's never run for office.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:53 PM

4. She Can Still Run Against Rand Paul in 2016

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Response to On the Road (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 05:00 PM

6. a safer choice for her, and by then

her divorce will be well behind her. This also gives her more time to get ready..

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:58 PM

5. didn't they have another very qualified woman who was endorsed by the Clintons?

I think she took preference and Ashley just graciously bowed out...whatever, it's all good...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 05:02 PM

7. Damn...I really liked her to run.

 

Oh we'll.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 05:47 PM

8. Well President Barack Obama

said he won't run almost right up to the point that he decided to run and he's now been elected twice and is doing something right since he's the most hated man by republicans who has probably ever lived.

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