Ashley Judd (Getty Images)For those Kentucky residents who were hoping that their state would one day be represented by Senator Ashley Judd, well, we’ve got bad news.
After batting around the idea of throwing her hat in the ring, the actress has announced it’s not going to happen. On Wednesday, Judd took to Twitter and, via a string of seven different tweets, crafted a letter to her followers to share the news. Most likely a first in the senatorial world.
Judd has been politically active for years, often appearing at pro-choice events, campaigning for President Obama during the last two elections, and even serving as a delegate at last year’s Democratic National Convention. In 2010, she received her master’s degree in public administration from Harvard.
“I am incredibly honored and frankly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support,” the 44-year-old said at the Kentucky Society of Washington’s Bluegrass Ball in January. “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.”Read More »from Ashley Judd Uses String of Tweets to Announce She Won’t Run for Senate