The Chatter: Politico reports Judd is exploring run against McConnell; Paul's Census amendment passes

12/04/2012 11:04 AM

Kentucky native and Hollywood actress is exploring a run for Senate against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Politico is reporting, citing four sources.

Judd, who currently lives in Nashville, also has spoken to key Democrats, such as U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, the article said.

Judd’s representative didn’t comment to Politico. But sources told reporter Manu Raju that Judd also might be looking at running in 2016 when the seat occupied by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is up for election.

Paul’s amendment passes Senate
Meanwhile, the U.S. Senate on Monday approved one of Paul’s amendments to the Defense Authorization Act that would change how the U.S. Census counts military personnel who are deployed during the Census period.

From Paul’s statement after the amendment passed:

“Under the Census Bureau’s current method of counting, family members are counted at the base, but only the deployed service member is not. The passage of my amendment today ensures the appropriate representation and resources are provided to the communities of our service members, who have given so much for our country and should be recognized in the communities they live in.”

About Ryan Alessi

Ryan Alessi joined cn|2 in May 2010 as senior managing editor and host of Pure Politics. He is now pursuing an advanced degree in non-fiction writing from Murray State University and is a regular contributor to Pure Politics. Ryan has covered politics for more than 14 years, including seven years as a reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Ryan can be reached at purepolitics@twcable.com or @mycn2 on Twitter.

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