McConnell still faces challenges from left and right after Judd exit

Actress and activist Ashley Judd announced last week that she wouldn't enter the race, but Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) still faces challenges from the right and left in his reelection bid. National Democrats are gearing up for what they see as one of their best pickup opportunities in 2014, while the Tea Party is seeking to mount a primary challenge to McConnell.

Jaffe writes for The Hill's Ballot Box blog on five things to watch in the marquee Senate race of the 2014 cycle.