By Judy Kurtz - 01/08/13 04:42 PM EST
On a recent episode of his Ora TV Web show, “Larry King Now,” host Larry King asks the country crooner whether her politically active daughter, Ashley, is planning to run for the seat of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) next year.
“As of right now, she doesn’t know,” Naomi Judd said before taking a long pause.
“I can tell you,” she continued, “she’s very interested in changing the world. And she knows politics unfortunately right now is one of the ways she can do that.”
Ashley Judd represented Tennessee as a delegate at last year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and has been buzzed about as a possible Senate candidate.
In a Sunday interview on “Meet the Press” that largely focused on taxes and partisan spending fights, McConnell was asked by anchor David Gregory whether he considered Judd a formidable opponent.
“Look, the election’s going to occur in 2014. In the meantime I’ve got my hands full trying to deal with all the issues that we’ve been discussing here this morning. We’ll worry about the election in 2014,” replied McConnell.