Ashley Judd is willing to leave her movie career aside for the moment to dedicate herself to more ardent political issues. A dedicated social activist and humanitarian, the 44-year-old actress is considering her chances of running for Senate in 2014, Huffington Post reports.
I may sound like a broken record when I say this, but I’ve always been a fan of Ashley Judd even when I didn’t even know her name. It wasn’t just the thrilling movie roles she took up in the past, but also her implication in social and humanitarian projects that made me realized Judd is more than an actress. Her decision to run for the Senate, however, may be a little too radical as very few people were pleased by this announcement.
In spite of Ashley’s attempt to deny the rumors, close sources claim the actress is secretly preparing her entrance on the political stage. The official announcement of her candidacy will be made by the end of the spring, more specifically “around Derby” in early May. Same sources have stated that the “Double Jeopardy” star has contacted a number of political experts and analysts for the preparation of her candidacy. New York pollster, Jefrey Pollock, Anita Dunn formerly in charge of Obama’s campaigns, as well as the former head of the Democrats’ national senate campaign committee, J.B Poersch, are some of the allies that Judd has been trying to get on her team since the beginning of the year.
Contacted by email by Huffington Post reporters, Ashley Judd told the press that she is not willing to start a political career and that the declaration is a clear “fabrication”. She further suggested reporters that they thoroughly verify their sources before publishing news, so the publication would “stay accurate and credible”. However, the actress did not specify which elements contained in the article were true and which were not.
Analysts think the actress has many chances of winning the race for the U.S. Senate as there aren’t many candidates that can match her experience as a social activist. In addition, Judd enjoys enough visibility and popularity to obtain more percentages than the other candidates.