Hold the popcorn: Ashley Judd not running for Senate after all

http://twitter.com/#!/AshleyJudd/status/317020074353520640

Sorry if the headline ruined the suspense, but no, Ashley Judd will not be running for Senate in 2014. We were looking forward to seeing just what Judd meant when she said that she could handle a campaign against Sen. Mitch McConnell, what with having been raped twice. We certainly wouldn’t rule out a run in the future, though; her announcement does indeed sound like it was written by someone who was born to campaign.

After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013

Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate.I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013

~ who expressed their desire for a fighter for the people & new leader.While that won’t be me at this time, I will continue to work as ~

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013

as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people &

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013

their needs, dreams, and great potential.Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013

Admit it: you’re disappointed too.

We as a country must pull together and get thru this. RT @ashleyjudd Regretfully, I am currently unable 2 consider a campaign 4 the Senate.

— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) March 27, 2013

All hope is LOST: Ashley Judd is not running for Senate washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol… #goodbyeamerica

— Callie Schweitzer (@cschweitz) March 27, 2013

I, for one, am heartbroken that Ashley Judd is not running for office. As sad day for our country. Lulz.

— Nancy (@Of_Angelis) March 27, 2013

Wait. @ashleyjudd, come back! This would have been pure entertainment for me.

— Pioneer (@KennethHarbin) March 27, 2013

The collective thud you hear? Liberal #Dems hearts dropping over @ashleyjudd deciding not to run. #KYSen

— Phillip M. Bailey (@phillipmbailey) March 27, 2013

A conspiracy must be behind Judd’s decision… and she and Morgan Freeman will get to the bottom of it and expose the mastermind!

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 27, 2013

The Twitterverse is already hard at work recasting the role of McConnell’s opponent.

Ashley Judd has decided not to run for Senate, but the producers are hoping they can get Diane Lane.

— Matt Goldich (@MattGoldich) March 27, 2013

Welp, Ashley Judd’s out. Isn’t Billy Ray Cyrus from Kentucky?

— jennifer bendery (@jbendery) March 27, 2013

So can Democrats re-cast this role? Can they talk Dana Delany out of that awful series on ABC?

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 27, 2013

Hey, where does Wynonna Judd live? And can McConnell get her residency certified quickly enough?

— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) March 27, 2013

Well that little flirtation was short-lived—> “Ashley Judd is not running for Senate” washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-pol…

— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) March 27, 2013

It might have been a short flirtation, but we’ll always have Louisville.

@ashleyjudd Upside: You don’t have to pretend to like Louisville anymore.

— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) March 27, 2013

Now Ashley Judd can root against Louisville on Friday night.

— Nu Wexler (@wexler) March 27, 2013

Oh good Ashley Judd will be spared the humiliation of her own family not voting for her.

— Brianne (@Brianne26_2) March 27, 2013

Update:

Ashley Judd offers her thoughts on the decision, meaning she rambles on without saying much of anything. (Hey, we never said she wouldn’t fit in in Washington, D.C.)

Dear Friends, My thoughts regarding my Senate decsion are on ashleyjudd.com Please be sure to sign in, if you’d like to hear from me

— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 28, 2013

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