Beshear talked with Judd 'convinced she's seriously considering' U.S. Senate race

03/05/2013 10:06 AM

Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has now talked with actress Ashley Judd about how “seriously” she’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2014 against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

While Beshear would not go into detail on the conversation, he did say that he is convinced that Judd is “seriously considering a race for United States Senate in the Democratic primary.”

Beshear told reporters Tuesday at a bill signing that he thinks Judd could be an “effective and formidable opponent” against McConnell in a general election. Beshear has a good idea of what that takes having lost by double-digit points to McConnell in 1996.

Beshear said it is still early in the decision making process, but said a number of other Democrats are thinking about running. Here’s the raw video of what he said:

Last week Judd reached out to Democratic House leaders and included Beshear among her calls.

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