Ashley Judd announced Wednesday that she would not be running for Senate next year against Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky).
"After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family," she said on Twitter as part of a series of tweets explaining her decision and thanking her supporters. "Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate."
In late January, Judd and husband Dario Franchitti announced their intent to end their marriage after more than 11 years. They have no children together. She's daughter to singer Naomi Judd and half-sister to singer Wynonna, who is currently on "Dancing With the Stars."