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"I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I'm very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let's focus on coming together to keep moving America's families, and especially our kids, forward," Judd said in a statement to Us Weekly.

Judd's name has bubbled up in speculation over the 2014 elections, with Kentucky Democratic Rep. John YarmuthJohn Allen YarmuthThe nearly 60 Dems who voted for impeachment House rejects Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump Dem plans to force House floor vote on impeaching Trump MORE saying that her challenge to the long-serving McConnell "would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOvernight Regulation: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court battle | Watchdog to investigate EPA chief's meeting with industry group | Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating Overnight Tech: Net neutrality supporters predict tough court fight | Warren backs bid to block AT&T, Time Warner merger | NC county refuses to pay ransom to hackers Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign MORE and Scott Brown."

Judd has been active in Democratic politics, so her candidacy is not a complete impossibility. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama.

Though he could see a challenge from Judd in the future, McConnell's still a fan of her work.

"Senator McConnell and his wife are big fans of Ashley Judd's movies and appreciate her energy, particularly when it comes to getting young people engaged in the political process," the senator's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, told Us Weekly.