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Ashley Judd looked at 'possibility' of running for governor of Kentucky

Cast member Ashley Judd arrives at the premiere of the movie "Olympus Has Fallen" at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, California March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3F6DH

Cast member Ashley Judd arrives at the premiere of the movie "Olympus Has Fallen" at the ArcLight Cinema in Hollywood, California March 18, 2013. REUTERS/Patrick Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3F6DH

Actress Ashley Judd said that she considered a possible run for governor of Kentucky.

Judd told Larry King that she looked at the “possibility” of running for governor in 2015. However, the filing deadline for the 2015 gubernatorial race recently passed, preventing Judd from being able to run as a Democrat.

“Governor seems like an interesting position too, particularly in Kentucky, where we have a mono-economy, really abusive mineral extraction, pervasive poverty, low educational attainment,” Judd said on the online program “Larry King Now” in a new interview.

“We’re really low on all the different social indices and because of my work in developing economies, I actually — both as a Kentuckian and someone who’s traveled around the world a lot — have a deep bench on that stuff. And so that seemed like a possibility, but I also want to emphasize that I know that right now, I’m exactly where I am supposed to be.”

Judd previously flirted with running for Senate in Kentucky in 2014 against Mitch McConnell.

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