Ashley Judd Regretfully I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate – When actress and humanitarian Ashley Judd started fuelling the fire that she may run for the senate as an alternative support grew fairly quickly. However after much deliberation she decided not too.
Here are a series of tweets from @AshleyJudd related to her decision:
Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided.
2:07 PM – 27 Mar 13
My full statement will soon be on my website, http://ashleyjudd.com Please know that is my voice & truth; don’t fool with the distortions!
2:08 PM – 27 Mar 13
After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.
2:09 PM – 27 Mar 13
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Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate. I have spoken to so many Kentuckians over these last few months ~
2:10 PM – 27 Mar 13
~ 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 ~
2:11 PM – 27 Mar 13
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 &
2:12 PM – 27 Mar 13
their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!
2:13 PM – 27 Mar 13
Thank you for the outpouring of good wishes. Thanks for having so much confidence both in me & that we could work together.
5:35 PM – 27 Mar 13
A welcome light touch from a loved one was saying they’re glad I’m going to be available to bake them their cinnamon rolls & banana bread.
8:21 PM – 27 Mar 13
Dear Friends, My thoughts regarding my Senate decsion are on http://ashleyjudd.com Please be sure to sign in, if you’d like to hear from me
9:18 PM – 27 Mar 13
And her statement regarding the decision can be found on her site here.
At the end of the day when someone outspoken like Judd thinks about politics they have to weigh up the new barriers in front of them. Instead of just being a voice they suddenly become a representative, they can’t always speak from the heart and hey have to compromise. Maybe Ashley is in the best place she can be right now.
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What do you think about her decision?