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Source: Ashley Judd moving forward with run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky
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Posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:48 AM PST by RummyChick

Edited on 03/08/2013 8:46:28 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce her political aspirations, but a source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column the actress is preparing herself to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014.


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1 posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:48 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Senators Rand Paul and Ashley Judd of Kentucky. Would make an interesting contrast.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 8:14:42 AM PST by dowcaet
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To: RummyChick

Why do the voters continue to allow others choose their candidates?


3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:14:42 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RummyChick

Her heart is in the right place, but her mind is mashed potato’s. She is a left wing liberal nut who got hers the easy way and wants to give away ours.

I don’t think McConnell is a good leader in the Senate, but he does vote Conservative.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 8:15:03 AM PST by Venturer
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To: RummyChick
There is also some debate as to whether Judd's status as a screen siren, one who has repeatedly flashed her flesh and romped around in the bedroom for art's sake, will haunt her. In 1996's "Norma Jean and Marilyn," and 1999's "Eye of the Beholder," Judd went full-frontal and bared her backside, she went topless and bottomless in 1999's "Double Jeopardy" exposed her breasts in 1996's "Normal Life" and performed a lesbian sex scene in 2002's "Frida."

She doesn't need to run for Senate, see need to apply for a job as a Clinton Intern. :-)...

Take my wife please, yes I am here until Tuesday, try the Veal :-)

5 posted on 03/08/2013 8:15:53 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: RummyChick

Dumb as a sack of rocks, just ask her grandma.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 8:16:09 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Venturer
I don’t think McConnell is a good leader in the Senate, but he does vote Conservative.

IMHO he needs to step aside if you don't want to do the job.

I don't want to see him primaried, I'd like to see him leave.

Graham-Nancy I want to see primaried and be politically beaten like a rented Mule...

7 posted on 03/08/2013 8:17:43 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: RummyChick

WHY?????


8 posted on 03/08/2013 8:19:35 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: RummyChick

Conservatives will have Mighty Mouse Mitch’s back just as he has had their backs for all these years.

He literally has nothing to worry about. If the GOP is one thing at all it is loyal in both directions.

Anyway, good luck, Mighty Mouse, You are going to need it. I do not know what America would do in the abscence of your lantern jawed leadership.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 8:22:46 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TexasCajun

That’s all they need to rule the world, another dumb sack of sh... um, rocks... the fact that there are more “dumb sacks of rocks” than there are rational human beings... just look at them, Biden, Reid, Pelosi, Franken... many more in number than it takes to overrule reality.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 8:22:48 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: RummyChick

Exchanging one boob for two?


11 posted on 03/08/2013 8:27:41 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: RummyChick

“...well financed sources....”

George Soros.

Are we going to give the America-Last crowd one more by default?


12 posted on 03/08/2013 8:29:56 AM PST by alloysteel (What is all too obvious, is not obvious to all. Until it is too late to reverse course.)
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To: RummyChick

If that A-hole Franken can win, anyone can.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 8:30:47 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: RummyChick

“She is poised, confident and knows how to tell moving stories about her experiences working with orphans and diseased children in Africa.

Clearly, she’s qualified.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 8:31:43 AM PST by ryan71
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To: RummyChick

Go for it, Ashley.

You’ll lose... badly. This is Kentucky, not Minnesota.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 8:32:15 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Venturer
Her heart is in the right place, but her mind is mashed potato’s.

As Aurora said of her beautiful but stupid daughter in The Moor's Last Sigh

"She for looking. No talkie."

16 posted on 03/08/2013 8:32:27 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: taildragger

I have no problem with McConnell representing Kentucky, but he is not the person to be in a Senate Leadership role.

He should step down from the leadership and allow a Repoublican with panache and leadership ability to do the job.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 8:33:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: ryan71

With George Clooney by her side she’ll do fine...


18 posted on 03/08/2013 8:38:16 AM PST by Mashood
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To: RummyChick
I think I'll move to Kentucky to vote against her.

Or just ride one of those Democrat election fraud buses.

19 posted on 03/08/2013 8:38:20 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Venturer
Her heart is in the right place

How so?

20 posted on 03/08/2013 8:42:15 AM PST by wideawake
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To: RummyChick

With the intellectual caliber of today’s average voter, she’ll probably win. Today’s celebrity worship will have an effect too. If she appears on dancing with the stars, she’s got it locked up.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 8:42:16 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: RummyChick
. . stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight

In other words, her TV show was cancelled.

22 posted on 03/08/2013 8:43:15 AM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: RummyChick

An off year election between a Hollywood type Democrat and a colorless Republican incumbant? It could happen. Any chance on a conservative primary opponent to McConnell?


23 posted on 03/08/2013 8:43:56 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: RummyChick

I have lived in the Commonwealth of Kentucky for the past 27, almost 28 years and was here off and on with the
Army since 1970. Here is my take on Ashley Judd running against Mitch. She needs to establish herself as a citizen of Kentucky, not Tennessee once she has done that, she will cruise to a win. Why? That is easy, the voters here voted for Richey Farmer for Agriculture Commissioner for one reason, he played basketball for the Universtiy of Kentucky. Ashley Judd is one of the biggest boosters for the UK basketball team there is. Notice her sitting directly behind the team bench for each and every home game. That alone is enough to garner the majority of the vote here. Unless Mitch suddenly figures out a way to get the Wildcats into the Final 4 and a BCS Bowl Game he is toast.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 8:49:25 AM PST by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: RummyChick

good luck with that - once Rand Paul endorses McConnell it’s over for her


25 posted on 03/08/2013 8:49:33 AM PST by clustertruck
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To: b4its2late
If that A-hole Franken can win, anyone can.

Not so fast. Al Franken ran in a midnight blue state. Kentucky is cherry red.

Run, Ashley. You can win. Do it for the children.

... heh heh heh ...

26 posted on 03/08/2013 8:50:02 AM PST by Bryan
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To: ScottinVA

I’m not sure of that. Look at the idiots our low information voters have put in office. Maxine Waters, Shiela Jackson Lee, Al Franken, the idiot in Florida that lost his seat, but regained ii in 2012, the Minnesota Muslim, and list goes on and on.


27 posted on 03/08/2013 8:53:40 AM PST by animal172 (The weak and uninformed will inherit the Earth.......and they have.)
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To: taildragger

She isn’t a “screen siren” any more. A pudgy middle-aged has-been actress with a liberal whacko attitude problem.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 8:55:02 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: RummyChick
Kentucky is one over the most “red” states in the nation and is especially conservative when in comes to social issues. While a Judd candidacy might be popular with liberals in New York and Los Angeles, in reality the words “Liberal” and “Hollywood” are toxic in a state like Kentucky, and Judd has a long history of supporting abortion, gay marriage, gun control etc. The only type of democrat that could win in Kentucky is a “Joe Manchin” type centrist who can play the part of the “good ol boy” (even if it just an act). Judd has to much liberal baggage to pull that off.
29 posted on 03/08/2013 8:55:13 AM PST by apillar
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To: Gaffer

Can’t wait for the Gators to kick Judd’s UK basketball team’s a$$ this weekend.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 8:56:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: TexasCajun

She is not dumb...just misguided.


31 posted on 03/08/2013 8:59:11 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Bryan

I have to agree. Kentuckians aren’t Minnesotans. This radical airhead doesn’t stand a chance. Celebrity? I’d never heard of her before this challenge was rumored. She’s some Z-list twerp. That being said, McConnell should resign, and allow another less establishment Republican to eat Judd for breakfast.
Why are people worrying? She’s a nobody, one of the weakest candidates I’ve ever seen, and Kentucky is a red state. They sent one of the most far right conservatives to Washington during the Tea Party takeover for crying out loud. They’re now going to throw in behind a candidate who believes women shouldn’t take their husband’s name in order to “smash the patriarchy!”. Yeah... right. Maybe in Massachusetts. As long as she put on a headdress and some war paint, she’d have no trouble there.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 8:59:35 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Venturer
DOWN WITH THIS HOLLYWOOD LEFTIST “CANDIDATE.”

Mitch McConnell is no “Hollywood leftist.” He is not exactly what we want, but, damn, he is pro-American and he loves this country.

Make sure this Hollywood bimbo fails at what she intends to do.

33 posted on 03/08/2013 9:02:26 AM PST by itssme
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To: Gaffer
She isn’t a “screen siren” any more. A pudgy middle-aged has-been actress with a liberal whacko attitude problem.

Der-Schlick-Myster isn't that picky, she's probably perfect...

34 posted on 03/08/2013 9:03:16 AM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: animal172

I get what you’re saying, but Trashley has to win over the electorate of an entire red state. Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee represent the ‘hood rats and Ellison has a high number of Somalis in his district in MN. Franken barely (and with help from rampant fraud) won in deep-blue MN. I just have a hard time believing KY voters brook that kind of nonsense.

I could be wrong, though... who’da thunk a year ago, Obama would be prancing along in his second term?


35 posted on 03/08/2013 9:04:48 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: itssme

“Mitch McConnell is no “Hollywood leftist.” He is not exactly what we want, but, damn, he is pro-American and he loves this country.

Make sure this Hollywood bimbo fails at what she intends to do.”

When the Judd family, native son George Clooney and his political family and other Hollywood types are there spouting the mantra “What has Mitch McConnell done for you lately?”, she’ll walk away with it... She’s not stupid, just undisciplined. That will change.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 9:12:33 AM PST by Mashood
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To: Venturer

He doesn’t vote conservative! His most recent vote was for John Brennon! He needs a Rand Paul-like candidate to beat him in the primary. Ashley will cream him head to head...low info voters will vote for a pretty face and great legs over common sense every time.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 9:16:48 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Bryan; apillar; Viennacon
"Kentucky is cherry red."

Yet for decades, state and local government politics has been dominated by the Democrats. I would consider the Commonwealth to be a light shade of purple at this point, giving a Rat candidate like Judd (or Clooney) a fighting chance. Demographics is destiny, and Kentucky is not immune to those changes.

38 posted on 03/08/2013 9:24:52 AM PST by buckalfa (Tilting at Windmills)
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To: ScottinVA

Spent many a year long, long ago as an Army dependent at Fort Knox. Many great memories. I too hope the people of the Bluegrass state see through her and pull the lever for a conservative GOPer. First thing though is to find a good candidate to take on Mithcy.


39 posted on 03/08/2013 9:27:43 AM PST by animal172 (Doomed and feeling down.)
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To: RummyChick

If McConnell gets lucky, she will get the nomination. I will be surprised if she gets more than 30% of the vote. What happened to the guy who ran against him last time? He came within 6 points of defeating him and the laimstream media said McConnell was “narrowly re-elected.” Democrats who win by that margin have received “a mandate.”


40 posted on 03/08/2013 9:51:38 AM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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part of me hopes she wins

You have some hopes for a commie win?

Ugh.

41 posted on 03/08/2013 9:53:45 AM PST by what's up
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To: RummyChick

What? She is a far left whacko. The GOP strategy ought to be to portray her as a Hollywood liberal who knows nothing about Kentucky values.


42 posted on 03/08/2013 9:53:58 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: RummyChick

And nothing about the part that she’s actually a TENNESSEE resident for the past 20 years?


43 posted on 03/08/2013 9:56:00 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mashood

When the ads with her anti-coal comments start running she’ll lose the Eastern half of the state.

When the ads with her anti-children comments start running she’ll lose an appreciable portion of the Christian and suburban mommie vote.

When the ads with her anti-gun comments start running she WILL lose the UK vote.


44 posted on 03/08/2013 10:02:17 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: SLB
the voters here voted for Richey Farmer for Agriculture Commissioner for one reason, he played basketball for the Universtiy of Kentucky.

Now, wait. That might not be the only reason. I might vote for a guy named Richey Farmer for Agriculture Commissioner. I mean, a richie farmer is what you need, don't you?

45 posted on 03/08/2013 10:03:14 AM PST by tnlibertarian
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To: tanknetter

Didn’t you guys just elect a libertarian US Senator?


46 posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:43 AM PST by Mashood
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To: ealgeone

Why??? We can’t unseat Mccain, Graham or Mcconnell or Boehner. They do more harm than good . It takes a Lib to get Mcconnell out because a real Conservative can’t eradicate his nonsense as Leader.

Notice Mccain is still out calling Republicans Wacko, today.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/08/mccain-calls-paul-cruz-amash-wacko-birds/


47 posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:50 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: tnlibertarian

http://wkyufm.org/post/fbi-investigating-richie-farmers-eight-years-kentucky-agriculture-commissioner


48 posted on 03/08/2013 10:06:47 AM PST by SLB (23rd Artillery Group, Republic of South Vietnam, Aug 1970 - Aug 1971.)
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To: RummyChick

“Pop Tarts” - fitting description for Ashley


49 posted on 03/08/2013 10:39:45 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RummyChick
Check out A Week in Africa With Ashley Judd - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1665919/posts for some insight into Ms. Judd.

Basically, Ole Ashley is crazier than an outhouse rat. I like this anecdote (one of many) best:

For lunch, we went to a delightful open-air restaurant run by an elderly Boer couple. We drank rooibos tea and scarfed down biltong in the heat of a veld afternoon, and all was lovely. Ashley Judd regaled us with tales of profound human suffering:

I will never fly Virgin again. Last time, Dario and I were in the first-class section, and they seated us where we could hear EVERYTHING going on in the galley. Clink, clink, clink, the whole time. I asked them to stop, and the little motherfuckers gave me such attitude. It was horrible -- my husband saw what was coming, and he reached out to hold my hand, and I bawled all the way from Los Angeles to London.

50 posted on 03/08/2013 10:58:30 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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