(NEWSER– The rumors are true: Ashley Judd is considering running for Senate in 2014, four sources tellPolitico. But the political fledgling would be up against none other than Kentucky's own Mitch McConnell, so she's also considering waiting until 2016 to take on Rand Paul instead. The actress and longtime Dem activist has discussed the run with Kirsten Gillibrand and a Democrat pollster, and has started doing her own opposition research to find out where her most vulnerable spots in the state are. “She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do,” a Kentucky Democrat says.

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