Ashley Judd, the star of films like Double Jeopardy, Simon Birch and A Time to Kill, is planning to challenge GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for his Kentucky seat according to a source close to the actress.
“At least in Ashley’s mind, it is happening,” said the insider. “She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don’t know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place.”
Judd, 44, has reportedly been meeting with well-financed Democratic donors, and last week ventured to Washington D.C for more public engagements.
Judd’s Hollywood career has cooled in recent years, and her impending run will be challenged by a history of sexually suggestive film roles, a complete lack of government experience and a history of depression.