The Washington Post

Thank you, Ashley Judd, for the most exciting Senate campaign that never was. We all knew this was never going to happen -- too many residency questions, too many tone-deaf speeches, too many semi-nude scenes. And yet, from the moment some Great Mentioner first floated her name as a possible Kentucky candidate, the incredible click-appeal of this story seemed like it could compensate for its utter improbability.

An ongoing feature tracking Ashley Judd’s maybe-possible bid for U.S. Senate: Is it serious if she's having meetings at the White House? Well, not necessarily. . . Plus, an intriguing return to her day job.

Gov. Steve Beshear says his fellow Democrat is "seriously considering" the race.