Skip to comments.Source: Ashley Judd moving forward with run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky
Posted on 03/08/2013 8:10:48 AM PST by RummyChickEdited 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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Senators Rand Paul and Ashley Judd of Kentucky. Would make an interesting contrast.
Why do the voters continue to allow others choose their candidates?
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.
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 :-)
Dumb as a sack of rocks, just ask her grandma.
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...
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.
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.
Exchanging one boob for two?
“...well financed sources....”
Are we going to give the America-Last crowd one more by default?
If that A-hole Franken can win, anyone can.
“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.
Go for it, Ashley.
You’ll lose... badly. This is Kentucky, not Minnesota.
As Aurora said of her beautiful but stupid daughter in The Moor's Last Sigh
"She for looking. No talkie."
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.
With George Clooney by her side she’ll do fine...
Or just ride one of those Democrat election fraud buses.
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.
In other words, her TV show was cancelled.
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?
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.
good luck with that - once Rand Paul endorses McConnell it’s over for her
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.
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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.
She isn’t a “screen siren” any more. A pudgy middle-aged has-been actress with a liberal whacko attitude problem.
Can’t wait for the Gators to kick Judd’s UK basketball team’s a$$ this weekend.
She is not dumb...just misguided.
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.
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.
Der-Schlick-Myster isn't that picky, she's probably perfect...
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?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
You have some hopes for a commie win?
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.
And nothing about the part that she’s actually a TENNESSEE resident for the past 20 years?
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.
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?
Didn’t you guys just elect a libertarian US Senator?
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.
“Pop Tarts” - fitting description for Ashley
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.