Speculation stirs that actress Ashley Judd could challenge McConnell

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Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama.

McConnell has begun gearing up for his reelection bid. He has a war chest of about $7 million and also hired former Ron Paul aide Jesse Benton to run his campaign.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Lt. Gov Jerry Abramson and Obama campaign fundraiser Matthew Barzun, have also been mentioned as possible Democratic challengers to McConnell.