“Dear Friends, Thank you for these months of remarkable support & encouragement, for your voices, exhortations, & prayers. I have decided,” she wrote in the first tweet at about 5 p.m. Eastern.
“After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” she added.
She continued, saying she “will continue to work as hard as I can to ensure the needs of Kentucky families are met by returning this Senate seat to whom it rightfully belongs: the people & their needs, dreams, and great potential. Thanks for even considering me as that person & know how much I love our Commonwealth. Thank you!”
Sources told The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza “the timing just wasn’t right” for Ms. Judd to run.