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.

Admit it: you’re disappointed too.

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

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


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.)