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Kentucky Democrats Fear Judd May Drag Down Ticket

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The idea of a Judd Senate bid is getting mixed reactions from Kentucky Democrats.

“The polling shows the immense reservoir of good will she has in the state,” said a Democratic source supportive of a potential Judd run. “This isn’t a carpetbagger. This is someone who [Kentuckians] believe that they know and they like.”

Still, many Kentucky Republicans would celebrate a Judd run and are watching for signs of a decision.

Bluegrass State Democratic legislators are watching too — with caution.

“Ashley Judd is very bright young lady. Lots of talent,” said Democratic state Sen. Dennis Parrett, who represents a conservative district. He paused for a long time. “But I’m not sure that she needs to run for U.S. senator.”

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