Actress Ashley Judd is seriously exploring a campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, Politico reports. She's talked to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), reached out to a pollster, and started doing opposition research on herself.

Judd also has had conversations with EMILY's List, a powerful backer of pro-choice Democratic women candidates.

"She has such great desire for public service and she wants to find the best way to do that,” EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock told Roll Call recently.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has touted her as a formidable candidate, telling the Courier-Journal that "The money would pour in here as soon as she entered the race.”