Actress Ashley Judd Preparing to Run Against Sen. Mitch McConnell

| by Michael Allen

Actress Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce a political career, but an inside source tells MyFoxDC.com that Judd is preparing to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat.

"At least in Ashley's mind, it is happening," said the insider. "She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don't know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place."

Judd has reportedly been meeting with Democratic donors in Washington D.C.

"There looks to be a lot of noise around her running and she's been active in commenting on politics of the day, so it is certainly possible," said Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation and a member of President Obama's National Finance Committee.

"Senate Minority Leader McConnell's approval ratings are low, and a lot of reports show that he is vulnerable to a challenge. While Kentucky leans right, it is not as conservative as most of its neighbors and the voters of Kentucky may be looking to send a message that they don't feel fairly represented by Minority Leader McConnell."

Sen. McConnell has opposed extending unemployment benefits and wants to repeal Obamacare, which would provide health care for many Kentuckians.

Republicans have attacked Judd for doing nude scenes in the films 'Norma Jean and Marilyn,' 'Eye of the Beholder,' 'Double Jeopardy' and 'Normal Life.' She also performed a lesbian sex scene in 'Frida.'

However, Peebles said that Judd's movies have all been seen so there is "no shock factor like there is with revealing a secret or scandal."

Source: MyFoxDC.com