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Judd 'Ready To Fight' Beside Grimes In Senate Race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Actress Ashley Judd said she's "ready to fight" beside Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state who announced Monday she would challenge U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election bid next year.

Judd, who had considered the race herself, showed her support for Grimes in a tweet Tuesday.

Judd, a former Kentucky resident now living in Tennessee, announced in March that she wouldn't run against McConnell. When Judd pulled out, Democratic leaders turned to Grimes as their candidate of choice.

Grimes announced her decision to take on McConnell at a Frankfort press conference Monday afternoon.

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