Rep. Yarmuth fuels Ashley Judd for Senate rumors


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“I think she’s very interested in becoming a candidate for some office,” Yarmuth said of the 44-year-old entertainer, a Democrat, in an interview earlier this week.

“Now, whether it’s next year against [Sen. Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellJuan Williams: Trump's race politics will destroy GOP Rank-and-file GOP fear lame-duck vote on pricey funding bill Clinton, Trump sharpen attacks MORE (R-Ky.)], whether it’s [Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulTrump, Clinton boost Snapchat spending Clinton enjoying edge over Trump in Silicon Valley Trump gets little backing from Silicon Valley MORE (R-Ky.)], whether it’s for some other office, I don’t know. But she’s a very serious potential candidate.”

Rumors have swirled for months that Judd will challenge McConnell in 2014. At least one poll in the state has shown Judd to be the most popular of several potential Democratic candidates, and suggest she would be competitive against the Senate minority leader. 

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