Ashley made a rare reference to her possible political aspirations today, saying her mother, country star Naomi Judd, can’t wait to turn her garage into campaign headquarters.
According to Cincinnati station WXIX-Fox 19, Judd spoke about her future while giving the keynote address at the American Counseling Association’s 2013 conference at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, which borders Kentucky.
Judd also tweeted about her speech, saying, “Heartfelt thanks to American Counseling Assoc for having me as your Keynote Speaker today. Thank you for your dedication to hope & healing.”
According to the station, Judd referred to her potential campaign against Mitch McConnell and what is likely to be a large budget of attack ads, saying when she started counseling she didn’t like to hear criticism, which she said was ironic because she’s “about to get $40 million worth of it.”
Judd has only rarely spoken publicly of her political aspirations, but is seriously considering entering the Democratic primary to take on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY-R), according to Kentucky political sources. Source: Yahoo
It’s hardly been two months since Ashley Judd and husband Dario Franchitti decided to pull the plug on their 10-year marriage, but the newly single actress was already turning heads on the red carpet on Monday, March 18.
The Olympus Has Fallen actress, 44, wore a low-cut, skin-tight teal Herve Leger dress that accentuated her enviable figure. Judd practically glowed as she greeted her costars — including Morgan Freeman and a very appreciative Gerard Butler, 43. Read more: usmagazine.com
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Actress Ashley Judd will be honored for her humanitarian work on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., a boost for her growing profile in the nation’s capital as speculation mounts over her political future. Judd is weighing a bid against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and if she runs, the race will headline the 2014 Senate cycle.
While the contest is not yet official, Judd has met with top Democratic campaign officials as well as political leaders and potential donors in her home state, Kentucky. On Saturday night, she will attend a gala in downtown D.C. for the Global India Fund. The group plans to honor Judd for her years of activism on global AIDs and other issues. In particular, the event will highlight the challenges facing India’s women.
“Ashley has been a tireless advocate for girls and women in India, and across the developing world,”… Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/285841-ashley-judd-continues-dc-tour-amid-senate-speculation#ixzz2MRfiT9xM