Bill Clinton may not be a fan of actress and activist Ashley Judd, a possible challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in 2014. The former president has been privately urging Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state, to run, according to Politico:
Grimes does have the Clintons in her corner. Earlier this month, the former president — a long-time friend of Grimes’ father — privately urged the young secretary of state to mount a Senate bid, while assuring Grimes that both he and his wife, Hillary, would get behind her should she decide to take on the powerful Senate GOP leader, according to several sources familiar with the matter.
Attending an event for former Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford in Owensboro earlier this month, Clinton privately met with Grimes for about 35 minutes where they discussed her political future. Sources said Clinton made the case that the Senate bid would offer a bigger platform than the governor’s mansion or the U.S. House race in the 6th Congressional District, which covers Frankfort and Lexington and which the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had hoped she would pursue.