Naomi Judd talks daughter's Senate run, D.C. politics

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 5:14 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 13 at 7:23 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Naomi Judd unleashed strong words about politics and Washington D.C. in which her daughter Ashley contended with while considering a bid for Senate.

“My sense was that Washington was sociopathic. These people in Washington D.C. are sociopaths,” she said.

WHAS11 spoke with Judd just after she was inducted into the Kentucky Legends Hall of Fame Saturday afternoon.

She says her daughter Ashley would come home crying about the culture in Washington because she felt politicians’ hearts weren’t in the right place.

Earlier this year, Ashley Judd was rumored to be weighing a run against long-serving Senator Mitch McConnell but her mother said she became discouraged after holding long focus groups and seeing D.C. politics up close.

“Ashley was beyond devastated. We had a therapist the whole time because Ashley and I care too much and you would think that’s why people would be in politics,” Judd said. “They live in this bubble – this ivory tower where all they care about is getting re-elected and it’s obscene.

Ashley Judd pulled her name out of the running for Senate in March saying she needed to focus on her family but will support any candidate who will challenge McConnell.

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