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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 YarmuthDemocrats see ObamaCare leverage in spending fights CBO survives two House amendments targeting funding Meadows: CBO should downsize, aggregate think tank reports MORE saying that her challenge to the long-serving McConnell "would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren: Education Dept lawyer may have violated conflict-of-interest laws Congress should think twice on the Israel Anti-Boycott Act Sanders plans to introduce single-payer bill in September 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.