Hollywood Star Takes on the Beltway

A-list actress Ashley Judd set to announce run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
1:54 | 03/10/13

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Now to the hollywood actress shaking up politics in kentucky. Ashleyng ready to announce a bid for the senate, taking on one of the most powerful republicans in america. Is it a stunt, and if not, what are her chances? Abc's david kerley has the story from washington. Ashley! Right over here! Reporter: She is a movie star, who knows her way around a red carpet, after a string of successful movies. Double jear. Kiss the girls. Somebody help me. Reporter: But ashley judd's new role may be a real-live politician from kentucky. She's seriously considering a race for the united states senate. Reporter: Judd, who does her own fighting stunts in the movies and tv, is preparing to take on the most powerful republican in the who when asked when judd talks only generally about liberals. They love to take out the republican leader of the senate. We expect a spirited race. Reporter: Republicans are already attacking judd. With an ad that points out while judd was rasezed in kentucky and graduated from school there, she now lives in tennessee. Who's right at home here in tennessee. I mean kentucky. Reporter: She certainly has name recognition. A celebrity candidate can occasionally eclipse a accomplished lifetime legislator. Judd has been an anti-aids tivist. If she jumps into the race, she will raise plenty of money, but it will be enough? She would have a very tough road against one of the most powerful senators in the country. So the question is timing. The derby is very important in kentucky politics, first weekend in may. So analysts believe if she's going to get in the race, she'll have to make an announcement sometime early next month.

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