The Reliable Source’s handicapping of a possible Ashley Judd senatorial campaign in Kentucky [“Newly single — and ready to run?,” Feb. 4] did not take into account her status as the beloved uber-member of Big Blue Nation, the enormous fan base of the University of Kentucky’s athletic programs — particularly its men’s basketball and football teams. It also overlooked her humanitarian work focusing attention on social, educational, health, economic, cultural and financial issues challenging the unfortunate, as well as the fact that she was trained at Harvard’s Kennedy School, a known proving ground for political leaders.

Betty Hale,