Now that Ashley Judd is out, Kentucky Democrats are scrambling for a legitimate contender to take on Republican Senator Mitch McConnell next year.

The speculation is on Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, whose every word is being examined.

But what if Grimes also forgoes a 2014 Senate bid?

Grimes has said publicly she is unsure what’s next while taking swipes at McConnell, but each day without a candidate is a day wasted as national Democrats begin to put their focus elsewhere.

Former Democratic Party Chairman and state treasurer Jonathan Miller was a Judd adviser and confidant. He says party infighting helped push the Hollywood actress out of the race and that Grimes may be the only option left.

Miller dropped by Noise and Notes to share the frustrations of the behind the scenes Judd candidacy and if McConnell can still be beaten.