As someone who has joyfully left the political arena — in part because of the brutal way modern politics treats candidates and their families — I can completely understand and commiserate with her decision.
I am also quite confident that we haven't seen the last of Ashley as a potential candidate, particularly after she has had a chance to thoroughly put to rest questions about her residency and her commitment to public service in her home state of Kentucky.
Former Kentucky Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Miller writing on the Recovering Politician blog, about actress Ashley Judd's decision not to run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky
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