Ashley Judd Dress: Is This What She'll Wear on Campaign Trail?

Image: Ashley Judd Dress: Is This What She'll Wear on Campaign Trail? Actress Ashley Judd arrives at the premiere of FilmDistrict's 'Olympus Has Fallen' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California.

Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 12:16 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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Ashley Judd has fashion critics fawning after stepping out Monday night in a skintight aquamarine dress at the "Olympus Has Fallen" movie premiere in Hollywood, but what political pundits want to know is when the liberal activist will solidify her all-but-declared Senate campaign.

All the attention over Judd's low-cut, figure-hugging selection for the red carpet is sure to renew doubts among Kentucky's Democratic establishment about whether she's a good fit for the party in the relatively conservative Bluegrass state.

Judd plays first lady Margaret Asher in "Olympus Has Fallen," an action-thriller about a terrorist attack on the White House. She attended the premiere in Los Angeles with her mother Naomi and some relatives after watching older half-sister Wynonna Judd compete on ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" earlier in the night.

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Speculation about Judd making a Senate run has been brewing for some time. Insiders say she is "very serious" about challenging five-term Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell as the Democratic candidate in Kentucky in 2014, according to CNN.

Judd has reportedly made up her mind, sources say, and is planning formal announcement in May to coincide with the Kentucky Derby.

Judd graduated from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2010, has been active in public affairs, advocating policies aimed to target social welfare, public health, and humanitarian issues.

She served as a surrogate for President Obama's campaigns in 2008 and 2012, and attended the Democratic National Committee in September as a delegate from Tennessee, where she's lived for years.

But lately Democrats have voiced their concern about how Judd would do as candidate for Senate.

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"She doesn't fit the damn state," Jim Cauley, campaign manager for Democratic Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear in 2007, told, noting that Kentucky is solidly conservative, giving 60 percent of its votes to Republican Mitt Romney for president last year.

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