Via HuffPo:

Actress Ashley Judd has yet to announce a final decision about challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, but the ongoing speculation — as well as her early maneuvers — have already put some Kentucky Democrats on the bandwagon.

“I would be surprised if she doesn’t run at this point,” Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.), the only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation, told ABC News in an interview published Monday. “My impression is this is something she wants to do, and she is now taking the time to make the contacts she needs to make throughout the state to try and generate commitments of support and in some cases fundraising.”

Yarmuth has been an ardent supporter of Judd since her name was first floated as a potential opponent to McConnell, and his latest display of optimism appears to have been fueled by the movie star’s recent moves.