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  • Viral McConnell Ad Seeks to Inspire Conservatives

    04/28/2013 10:57:26 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Z. Byron Wolf
    The Republican party is full of rebranding efforts these days. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has his. And the NRSC is working on appealing to the young and hip with their Buzzfeed-style website. Now there’s Sen. Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, whose campaign is out with a new web video that splices inspirational lines from McConnell speeches and argues that the GOP is the party of opportunity for minorities and immigrants. But the video also has a decidedly Tea Party feel at times. It has gotten more than a million views in a day.
  • McConnell manager says FBI has 'promising leads' on recording

    04/11/2013 2:44:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/10/2013 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The FBI will have more details soon on the investigation into how a strategy meeting of U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell campaign staff was secretly taped, according to McConnell’s campaign manager. Three main theories have emerged about how that audio recording was made: 1. That the office was bugged. But McConnell Campaign Manager Jesse Benton said Tuesday in a statement to the press that the staff had not found a bug in the office. 2. That someone in the room recorded the meeting and released it. Benton told Pure Politics on Wednesday he was confident that didn’t happen because the only...
  • Judd still looking to move back to Kentucky for race in the future, Democratic advisor says

    04/11/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 4/10/2013 | Nick Storm
    In what was probably the most reported on tweet in political history since the Anthony Weiner scandal, actress Ashley Judd’s run against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell was put on hold in 140 characters. The brief media frenzy that ensued before she ended speculation could all come back to the commonwealth. Jonathan Miller, the former two-term state treasurer and one-time gubernatorial and congressional candidate, told Pure Politics that Judd might move back to her old Kentucky home. “I do really think she’s thinking about moving back to Kentucky permanently,” Miller said in an in-studio interview with Pure Politics. Miller said Judd...
  • Ashley Judd Bails on Kentucky Senate Race

    03/28/2013 10:55:03 AM PDT · by dead · 44 replies
    Actress Ashley Judd's next role will not be as a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Judd said on Wednesday she has decided not to run in 2014 to try to unseat Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, after considering such a candidacy for months. "After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family," she wrote on Twitter. Judd and her husband, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, announced in January that they had decided to end their 11-year marriage. Judd, 44, considers Kentucky...
  • Bill Clinton Encourages Both Judd and Challenger in Possible Senate Bid

    03/23/2013 8:44:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 22, 2013 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE
    Former President Bill Clinton has spoken to both Ashley Judd and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes about the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, encouraging them both to take a hard look at the race. ABC News has learned that Clinton encouraged Judd to enter the race and promised he would help her, according to several Kentucky political sources. That conversation happened sometime between the November election and President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Earlier this month Clinton met with Grimes, who is also weighing a bid, after he spoke at an event for former Kentucky Sen. Wendell Ford in...
  • The shocking Ashley Judd rape joke… that never happened

    03/20/2013 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LiveAction ^ | Kristen Hatten
    Mother Jones is shocked. The Huffington Post is shocked. The Left, everywhere, is shocked. It’s shocking. It’s really, really so terribly shocking. And appalling and disgusting. That in these times, here in the year of our deity (or no deity because that, too, is a valid life-path) 2013, terrible, misogynistic men like Steven Crowder still exist. This man-beast, this throwback to an unenlightened age, when women were forced to stay home and vacuum in high heels and pearls, clearly hates women, probably because he wasn’t breastfed hard enough. Steven Crowder is asked to speak at clandestine cabals like the Conservative...
  • Are Clinton and Ford holding out for Grimes as the Democrats' 2014 (KY) Senate candidate?

    03/11/2013 10:52:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 15 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/10/2013 | Nick Storm
    Former President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford have recently downplayed an Ashley Judd run for U.S. Senate seemingly opening national discussion for Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes to potentially run. Ford, who served in the U.S. Senate from 1974-1998, said last week there may be a better Democratic candidate than Judd to face Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. “I think there’s maybe some other candidate out there that might be better — with political experience, and with some background. She’s a smart woman apparently,” Ford told Brandon Bartlett of 14-WFIE TV last week. Clinton would likely...
  • Republicans Hit Judd Over Kentucky Residency (she lives in Tennessee)

    03/11/2013 4:37:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 3/08/13
    **SNIP** The email is designed to look like a fundraising pitch for Judd from Democrats. "Ashley Judd needs your help. Despite the fact that she lives in Tennessee, Judd desperately wants to run for Senate in neighboring Kentucky. I know what you're thinking: how can a person who has said "Tennessee is home," that San Francisco is "my American city home" and that she "winters in Scotland" run for Senate in Kentucky?" the email reads. "Well, that's where you come in.," it says. Littered with links to "donate" to Judd's campaign, the email also includes photos of the Versailles, Kentucky...
  • Actress to Run for Senate

    03/10/2013 1:17:52 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 41 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Mar 2013 | John Semmens
    Hollywood cutie Ashley Judd is preparing to run for the Kentucky senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell (R). The 44 year-old actress has no prior political experience, but exudes confidence she’ll win. “I’m pretty sure I’ll have the edge in the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the competition,” Judd bragged. “Talent-wise, I’m prepping by taking singing lessons from my Mom. The one iffy part I’m facing is the ‘poise question.’ There are so many worthy causes I’d like to promote during my reign that it”ll be hard to pick one.” Judd speculated that “McConnell’s ugliness is a definite...
  • Source: Ashley Judd moving forward with run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat in Kentucky

    03/08/2013 8:10:48 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    Foxdc ^ | 3/8 | fox
    <p>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.</p>
  • Ashley Judd target of GOP preemptive strike

    03/07/2013 9:38:42 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/4/2013 | Lois Romano
    She’s not even a candidate yet. But the GOP opposition research machine is already in full froth over what it views as perhaps the juiciest 2014 target: Ashley Judd, who is exploring a challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Republicans are homing in with glee on the actress and activist, picking apart her views and statements and compiling a thick compendium of speeches, writings and tweets. What they found: Judd may not have a legislative record, but she has left quite a paper trail. This early opposition research effort seems as much about scaring Democrats nationally about a...
  • Beshear talked with Judd 'convinced she's seriously considering' U.S. Senate race

    03/05/2013 9:31:19 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 25 replies
    CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2013 | Nick Storm
    Gov. Steve Beshear said Tuesday he has now talked with actress Ashley Judd about how “seriously” she’s considering running for U.S. Senate in 2014 against Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell. While Beshear would not go into detail on the conversation, he did say that he is convinced that Judd is “seriously considering a race for United States Senate in the Democratic primary.” Beshear told reporters Tuesday at a bill signing that he thinks Judd could be an “effective and formidable opponent” against McConnell in a general election. Beshear has a good idea of what that takes having lost by double-digit...
  • Ky. voters react as Judd's liberal positions are detailed

    03/01/2013 12:46:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 40 replies
    WHAS-11 ^ | 2/26/2012 | Joe Arnold
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- After two decades in front of the camera as an actress and more recently as an activist, Ashley Judd has been unguarded in her comments -- a candor which might cause complications if she runs for U.S. Senate from Kentucky. As Judd inches closer to a decision, her outspoken nature is yielding decades of pointed and controversial comments which Kentucky Democratic strategists concede are a gold mine for the campaign of potential opponent, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R). Judd's essays and speeches are easily accessible on her website. In one, she criticized the tradition of a...
  • Stumbo says he'll encourage Judd to challenge McConnell but wants to talk with her about coal

    03/01/2013 12:25:55 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 26 replies
    CN|2 Inside Politics ^ | 2/28/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    While some Kentucky Democrats have been skeptical of a potential Ashley Judd candidacy for U.S. Senate, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is no longer among them, saying Thursday he would encourage her to run. “When I talk to her I’m going to encourage her as I would any other candidate that this is a winnable race,” he said. Stumbo went on to blast Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling him “Dr. Doom” and “the father of gridlock.” Stumbo and Judd have traded phone messages in recent days. He said she left him another message on his work phone last night. Stumob...
  • Why Ashley Judd's Breakup Is Bad News for Mitch McConnell

    Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Judd is weighing whether to jump into politics and challenge McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. She was in Washington for the inauguration and attended an event at EMILY's List, the group that backs pro-choice Democratic women running for governor or Congress. Judd even carpooled with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who demonstrated she knows how to win in a red state after defeating the self-injurious Todd Akin.
  • Democrats, tea party unite vs. Mitch McConnell

    01/28/2013 1:26:18 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 28, 2013 | Manu Raju
    Tea party activists looking to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary may get some help from an unlikely source: Democrats. Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight. -snip- Now, Paul is supporting McConnell’s reelection bid. And much to the chagrin of tea party activists looking for a McConnell primary challenger, Massie has emphatically said he won’t take on...
  • Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) just unloaded on Ashley Judd on WMAL

    12/05/2012 6:04:43 AM PST · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    When he asked by WMAL's Brian Wilson what he thought about a possible Senate run by Ashley Judd (against him or McConnell), Sen Paul responded that 1. He thought that she should be running for the British parliment. 2. Wondered how she was going to commute between Kentucky and Scotland since the concorde was no longer in service. 3. How she was going to run in a coal state if she thought the coal industry was the enemy. Go Rand go!
  • Ashley Judd for Senate?

    11/08/2012 12:11:28 PM PST · by Bratch · 46 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8 Nov 2012 | William Bigelow
    Henry Clay. Daniel Webster. Ashley Judd? Yes, there are actually Democrats in Kentucky so eager to get rid of Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell that they would support putting Ashley Judd up as the Democratic Senator for Kentucky.U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd District, said: “If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown… The money would pour in here as soon as she entered the race.” Former Auditor Crit Luallen said that Judd would be “an attractive candidate.” Some supporters of the idea say such a race could...
  • Beshear confident Democrats will oppose McConnell; Hasn't spoke to Ashley Judd about it

    10/19/2012 4:06:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    CN2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2012 | Don Weber
    HIGHLAND HEIGHTS- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said he’s confident that the Democrat Party will field a viable candidate to run against US Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. “It’ll be tough to raise the kind of money that Senator McConnell can raise because he’s the king of fundraising,” Beshear said. Beshear would know. He lost to McConnell in 1996. But don’t look for Beshear to go for a rematch. Beshear said on Pure Politics last year that his re-election for governor was his last one. Actress and singer Ashley Judd has been mentioned as a potential candidate after she said at...
  • Biden Doesn’t ‘Blame People’ For Voting Felon Over Obama in W.Va. (Cause it's Bush's fault)

    05/18/2012 2:46:52 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 18, 2012 | DEvin Dwyer
    Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that it’s understandable why 40 percent of Democrats in this month’s West Virginia presidential primary opted for a convicted felon serving time in a Texas prison over incumbent President Barack Obama. “When you’re out of work, man, it’s a depression. And a lot of people are still hurting because of this god-awful recession we inherited that cost 8.4 million jobs before we could really get going. And so I don’t blame people; they’re frustrated, they’re angry,” Biden said in an interview with WTOV-TV in Martin’s Ferry, Ohio. “At the end of the day, they’re...
  • There IS a Real Choice, America- Vote KEITH JUDD for President!

    05/10/2012 4:53:26 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Fiscal conservative up-front... rock-n-roll in the back! Mullet Mania is taking the country by storm: Proven record of conviction A Democrat who serves his country* Won't take lavish vacations on the taxpayer's dime Willing to do whatever it takes to steal the nomination Political prisoner... fashion icon From The Big House... to the White House! * in the can Keith Judd 2012 !!!  [YouTube] ______________________________Video/more at Reaganite Republican
  • Obama Holds Off Valiant Primary Challenger In WV By 20 Points

    05/09/2012 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-12 | Skookum
    In the West Virginia Democrat primary, Obama was challenged by a prisoner from Texas and managed a significant victory of 20 points. Democratic strategists see these results as proof that Obama is regaining the momentum of 2008. Like the reports on the economy and jobs, news that can be spun with a positive view is vital to the Obama campaign. Obama's latest challenger, inmate Keith Judd, put up a valiant effort from the Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for the Democrat Presidential bid. Unfortunately, Judd has been serving time since 1999 for making threats at the University of New Mexico,...
  • Homeowner Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

    04/29/2009 8:15:43 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 15 replies · 1,686+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | 29-Apr-2009 | Staff
    POLK COUNTY, Fla. -- A Polk County man caught two thieves on his property so he pulled out a gun and started shooting, killing one suspect. The homeowner, Jamie Jones, was working in his Winter Haven orange grove Tuesday morning when he heard a noise. Jones says he grabbed his gun and saw a man and woman trying to drive away in his SUV Land Cruiser. Jones yelled at them to stop, but the driver tried to run him over so he started shooting. The Polk County sheriff said Jones had a right to protect himself. "The word to the...
  • Marc Folco: Does Hollywood actress Ashley Judd have a clue about predator management?

    02/22/2009 5:52:10 AM PST · by curth · 16 replies · 808+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | February 22, 2009 | Marc Folco
    Actress Ashley Judd recently started a feud between herself and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin when Judd joined the Defenders of Wildlife (DoW), an animal rights group, and allowed herself to be featured in a television campaign demonizing Alaska's scientific method of predator management and criticizing Palin for encouraging the program. To control growing wolf numbers in certain parts of Alaska, where they are decimating moose and caribou populations, a number of the canines are shot from helicopters to thin the packs. Wolves cover vast territories, therefore hunting on foot is ineffective and impossible especially in deep snows. The most efficient...
  • Hunters going airborne in war against hogs (in Texas. Ashley Judd will be devastated! Buy more ammo)

    02/20/2009 4:54:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies · 755+ views
    KLTV ^ | 2/20/09 | Bob Hallmark
    Hunters going airborne in war against hogsPosted: Feb 20, 2009 05:43 PM EST By Bob Hallmark - bio - email EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The proposed bill that would let hunters bag feral hogs from helicopters is good news for ranchers like Bob Griffin. He said he has had massive destruction of his hay and grazing fields by the massive pests. "I think its a good idea its probably a much more efficient way of thinning them out that other ways," said Griffin. "They have to do whatever they can do to get the numbers down." Hunters will have the...
  • Judd-stice Is Blind

    02/15/2009 4:56:55 AM PST · by curth · 5 replies · 503+ views
    web commentary ^ | February 14, 2009 | J.J. Jackson
    Ashley Judd can certainly not be accused of using her God given brain. At least not without causing me to laugh at anyone who would make such a claim. Just a few days ago she stood up in front of NARAL, a group that thinks murdering babies in the womb is cool, and completely flushed with excitement over the election of President Obama said that is was, “so nice to live in America again.” Yes, aborting babies and paying for such activities around the world now with the revocation of the Mexico City Policy, something so important that President Obama...
  • Freep a Poll! (Palin v. Judd. Who do you agree with?)

    02/06/2009 10:37:02 AM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies · 1,234+ views
    popeater.com ^ | 2-5-09 | Popeater
    Who do you agree with? Sarah Palin Ashley Judd
  • Palin & Judd Lock Horns Over Plane Kills

    02/06/2009 3:52:46 AM PST · by euram · 9 replies · 922+ views
    PopEater ^ | 02-05-09 | PopEater / Wire Services
    It's not the first time Defenders of Wildlife has targeted Palin. Last fall, when Palin was John McCain's running mate, it ran ads in several states denouncing Palin and the predator control program, and raised more than $1 million. Judd had campaigned for President Barack Obama during the campaign.
  • Ashley Judd: 'Palin Promotes Brutal Aerial Killing of Wolves' (Barf)

    02/03/2009 2:04:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 83 replies · 2,946+ views
    News Busters ^ | February 3, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    Did you know that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin promotes the brutal aerial killing of wolves? You didn't?Well, that's was actress Ashley Judd claims in a new ad for the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. Even worse, according to Judd, Palin is "casting aside science and championing the slaughter of wildlife"(Video at link)What's astounding here is that nowhere in the ad is the viewer apprised of why the wolves are being hunted, or the history beyond this policy. Instead, as graphic video rolls of a wolf being shot, Judd says, "Using a low-flying plane, they kill in winter when there is no...
  • GOP senator upbraids colleagues - Gregg hits $45b tax-cut package

    12/09/2006 8:03:22 AM PST · by TFine80 · 36 replies · 1,236+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 9, 2006 | Rick Klein
    WASHINGTON -- Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire yesterday used his last major floor speech as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to blast his own party's leadership in Congress, accusing Republican leaders of engaging in the type of fiscal recklessness that he said led voters to oust the GOP from power. Gregg, who will give up the Budget Committee gavel when his party relinquishes control of Congress in January, issued his unusually harsh critique in reference to a sweeping tax-cut bill that Republicans were rushing through in the final hours of the congressional session. "The American people took the...
  • N.H. Sen. Gregg to Head Budget Committee

    11/06/2004 5:07:20 AM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 2 replies · 284+ views
    AP ^ | 11/5/04 | ALAN FRAM
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Judd Gregg, a conservative who has mixed distaste for deficits with support for federal aid for his home state of New Hampshire, has decided to become chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year, a congressional aide said Friday. Gregg, a Republican, would take over the panel when the new Congress convenes in January. Gregg was re-elected easily to a third six-year Senate term on Tuesday. The current Budget panel chairman, Sen. Don Nickles, R-Okla., is retiring from the Senate. Gregg has the most seniority among Republicans on the panel who are interested in the job....
  • Central Connecticut State University President Retires Amid Criticism Over Plagiarism

    03/19/2004 3:23:54 PM PST · by nuconvert · 1,527+ views
    AP ^ | Mar. 19, 2004
    Central Connecticut State University President Retires Amid Criticism Over Plagiarism Mar 19, 2004 The Associated Press NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - The president of Central Connecticut State University retired Friday amid criticism that he plagiarized an opinion piece published in The Hartford Courant. Richard Judd, 66, who fainted in his office Wednesday afternoon and was hospitalized overnight, cited health concerns for his decision to retire. "I am doing so after careful consideration of my personal responsibilities and of my family and in regard to my health," he wrote in a letter to the chairman of the school's Board of Trustees....
  • CU Red Scare report released (University of Colorado's secret report)

    05/11/2002 7:57:52 AM PDT · by LarryLied · 13 replies · 413+ views
    The Daily Camera ^ | 5/11/02 | Clint Talbott/staff
    The University of Colorado's secret report naming suspected communists among the Boulder faculty during the Red Scare of the 1950s was made public Friday, nearly 50 years after officials locked it away in a bank vault. The Board of Regents voted 8-1 to release the 126-page report and a 10-page supplement, abandoning the university's claim that unsealing the document "would do substantial injury to the public interest." [ FULL STORY ] A half-century later, professor hears accusers Daily Camera It took 51 years for Morris Judd to hear the flimsy accusations that wrecked his career. That's a welcome ray of...