I had not heard about this possible line-up until just a few moments ago. If it wasn’t for Karl Rove, I’m sure I would not have heard about this possible race for the Kentucky senate seat in 2014 until Judd makes it official – assuming she does, that is.
Karl Rove must be worried that McConnell may lose to the beautiful 44-year-old Hollywood star and political activist as he just released an attack ad about her. If Rove felt like Judd was no threat, he wouldn’t have bothered.
Ashley Judd has a home in Tennessee, which is where much of her political activism has occurred, but she hails from Kentucky as having grown up in the Bluegrass state as well as attended college there. And as an active member of the Democratic Party, she’s dropped some serious hints in recent days that she’s looking to get into the race there against McConnell.
“The people of Kentucky need a fighter,” the thesp told Louisville’s Courier-Journal newspaper last month. “And certainly going back 10 generations, I’ve got some fighters from those hills in my family.”
I so wish I could vote in other states. I would LOVE to see McConnell go the way of the dinosaurs.
UPI: Ashley Judd could run for Senate
E! Online: Ashley Judd “Thanks” Karl Rove for Political Attack Ad
The Daily Beast: Karl Rove’s PAC Attacks Ashley Judd