Ashley Judd may not be running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, but another possible candidate is thinking about taking on (Republican) Mitch McConnell and she has some local star power of her own: Former Miss America Heather French Henry.
French Henry, who was crowned Miss America in 2000 and is married to former Lt. Gov. Steve Henry, told ABC News she is being “urged by a number of individuals in political leadership to contemplate the possibility of running for Senate” as a Democrat.
“I feel I owe them the time and consideration to listen to their position,” Henry said in an e-mail. ”Is there a political race in my future? Possibly. Is it this Senate race? I am not sure … Over the past year it has become apparent to me that I may enter politics. I have become increasingly concerned about the direction and future of our country. Therefore, I have agreed to meet and discuss all options including a race for U.S. Senate.”
French Henry said her time contemplating a bid “will not be a prolonged process” and she “will make an announcement in the near future.” […]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker is giving serious thought to challenging Chris Christie when the New Jersey governor runs for re-election next year and will announce his plans within two weeks, Booker said on Sunday.
"I am absolutely considering running for governor, as well as giving other options some consideration," said Booker, one of the state’s leading Democrats and an early favorite to challenge Christie next November.
Booker, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation” program, said he is also weighing a run for the U.S. Senate. […]
Senator Scott Brown issued an apology Wednesday night for telling reporters earlier in the day that his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren, had paid actors to appear as victims of asbestos-related illnesses in television advertisements defending her role in a lawsuit that has become a key issue in the campaign.
Three of the people in the ads said in statements provided by the Warren campaign that they were neither paid nor actors. They said they had lost loved ones to asbestos-related illness and that Brown’s accusations were offensive.
John F. English said in a statement that he moved in with his father during the final stages of his life, before he died of mesothelioma. “Let Scott Brown tell me to my face that I am nothing but a ‘paid actor,’ and I’ll set him straight on what it was like to watch my father suffocate to death,” English said. […]
Read the rest at the Boston Globe.