Gov. Steve Beshear planning on meeting with Ashley Judd

02/21/2013 02:13 PM

Gov. Steve Beshear told reporters in the state Capitol that Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ashley Judd has been trying to meet with him and that’s he will “be arranging” to talk with her.

Judd has been meeting in the last week with high profile Democratic donors in Louisville – which Pure Politics first reported .

WFPL’s Kenny Colston asked Beshear if he had been in contact with Judd regarding her possible challenge to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.

“She’s been trying to arrange and will be arranging some more conversations here in the next month or so,” Beshear said after being asked if the two were talking about her possible Senate run.

Beshear said he thought she could be a “very serious candidate” but that he would encourage as many people as possible to run against McConnell.

About Nick Storm

Nick Storm joined cn|2 in December 2011 as a reporter for Pure Politics. He is now the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics. Throughout his career, Nick has covered several big political stories up close, including interviewing President Barack Obama on the campaign trail back in 2008. Nick says he loves being at the forefront of Kentucky politics and working with the brightest journalists in the commonwealth. Follow Nick on Twitter @NickStorm_cn2. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@twcnews.com.

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