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  • Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%

    06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 135 replies
    politicsusa.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Sarah Jones
    What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnell’s primary win. That’s right — if this is McConnell’s post-primary bump, he’s in trouble. The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70%...
  • Poll: Mitch McConnell leads Matt Bevin by 32 in Kentucky GOP primary

    05/12/2014 3:52:32 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 31 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05-12-2014
    That’s among likely voters too, although when you’re looking at a lead this big, it doesn’t much matter which slice of adults you’re using. I thought next Tuesday’s primary night open thread would be rip-roaring food-fight fun between “true conservatives” and RINOs. Instead, we’re destined for a snoozer. Note the tea-party numbers, in particular. Bevin never got traction even among his ostensible core constituency.
  • After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue

    04/02/2014 3:50:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 129 replies
    Kentucky.com/Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 4-2-2014 | Sam Youngman
    April 2, 2014 After attending pro-cockfighting rally, Senate candidate Matt Bevin says it's a state issue BY SAM YOUNGMAN Matt Bevin, left, is challenging incumbent Mitch McConnell in therace to be the GOP's nominee in Kentucky's U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin believes the legality of cockfighting should be decided by states and not the federal government, his spokeswoman said Wednesday following a news report that Bevin attended a pro-cockfighting rally over the weekend."Matt doesn't believe this is a federal issue, and the state government can handle it," said Rachel Semmel, Bevin's spokeswoman.The News Journal in Corbin...
  • On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

    03/09/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy...
  • Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP (Bevin supported TARP)

    02/11/2014 7:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2014 | Josh Bresnahan
    Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator. Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.”
  • McConnell's Job Approval Rating Is Lower Than Obama's In Kentucky

    02/07/2014 6:03:41 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Daniel Strauss
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) job approval rating is almost the same as President Barack Obama's in Kentucky, a new poll found. The Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegross poll released Thursday evening found 32 percent of those surveyed said they approve of McConnell's job performance while 60 percent said they disapproved of the job the top Senate Republican has done. That rating is almost the same as Obama's approval rating in the state, which is 34 percent and his disapproval is about 60 percent. What's more, the poll found Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) holds a small 4-point lead over...
  • Election 2014: Kentucky Senate - Rasmussen (McConnell in REAL trouble! Bevin LEADS Grimes!)

    02/03/2014 9:43:17 AM PST · by mn-bush-man · 206 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 02/03/14 | Rasmussen Reports
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by six points. (snip)
  • The Kentucky Primary Race - Mitch McConnell vs Matt Bevin

    01/31/2014 5:57:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    There is no Senate race in the country that is more important than the Republican primary election in Kentucky between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and conservative businessman Matt Bevin (R-KY). The outcome of the Republican primary in Kentucky will determine the direction of the Republican Party for years to come. If Mitch McConnell wins, the party will continue to drift away from its conservative principles and become increasingly hostile to the grassroots. But if Matt Bevin wins, the establishment’s stranglehold over the party will be broken and power will be restored to the people who elect these politicians....
  • Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky

    01/19/2014 7:24:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Madison Project Unveils Anti-McConnell Billboards in Kentucky Fort Worth, TX – The Madison Project PAC, the first conservative PAC to endorse Ted Cruz (R-TX), unveiled today three unique billboards that expose Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) destructive record in Kentucky. The billboards address the issues of bailouts, debt and Obamacare with duplicates of each billboard totaling six in all. They are located in Clay County, Laurel County, Madison County, Pulaski County and Whitley County. “These billboards are part of the Madison Project’s broader effort to move past the platitudes and engage in a long-form discussion with Kentucky voters about McConnell’s true...
  • Ben Sasse Unites Conservatives, But Runs Afoul of Mitch McConnell

    01/16/2014 9:52:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Erick Erickson
    Ben Sasse may be the most unique candidate running for the Senate this year. He has united parts of the conservative movement that often, these days, find themselves on opposite sides. The Senate Conservative Fund supports him. RedState supports him. The Club for Growth supports him. Paul Ryan supports him. He has the National Review cover profile, joining both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio in that honor. But it is the support of the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Club for Growth, and other conservatives that has Ben Sasse on the wrong side of Mitch McConnell and the National Republican Senatorial...
  • Awesome! Matt Bevin Torches Turtle-Headed RINO Mitch McConnell With New Video – #KeepKentuckyRed

    12/19/2013 10:59:46 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    im41.com ^ | 12/18/13
    A PPP poll released 12/19/13 shows Mitch McConnell’s approval rating in Kentucky is as low as Barack Obama’s. It’s time to elect true conservative leadership in Kentucky.
  • Mitch McConnell – Destined to Lose?

    11/27/2013 5:44:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    conservativehq.com ^ | 11/26/13 | CHQ Staff
    Our friend Tony Lee over at Breitbart has a great report on the Kentucky Republican Senate primary between incumbent establishment Senator Mitch McConnell and Tea Party backed conservative Matt Bevin that gives some important evidence to support what CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie has been saying for years – Republicans never win big elections unless they draw a sharp distinction between the conservative world view and the liberal world view. Mr. Viguerie regularly tells audiences for his speeches and in his CHQ columns that to win Republicans must frame the campaign as a fight for traditional values, lower taxes, smaller, less...
  • Noonan: 'I'm Gonna Be the Republican Nominee' [McConnell]

    11/08/2013 6:35:23 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 97 replies
    WSJ.com ^ | 11/07/2013 | Peggy Noonan
    The tea party, he says, consists of "people who are angry and upset at government—and I agree with them." But "I think, honestly, many of them have been misled. . . . They've been told the reason we can't get to better outcomes than we've gotten is not because the Democrats control the Senate and the White House but because Republicans have been insufficiently feisty. Well, that's just not true, and I think that the folks that I have difficulty with are the leaders of some of these groups who basically mislead them for profit. . . . They raise...
  • Dr. Michael Macfarlane to run for Kentucky's 3rd District Congressional seat [vs. Yarmuth]

    10/22/2013 4:42:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    WDRB ^ | 10/22/2013
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man says he intends to run on the Republican ticket for Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District seat, currently held by Democrat John Yarmuth. Dr. Michael Macfarlane said in a news release, "As a practicing physician and surgeon, I am extremely passionate about my profession, and would like to bring my vast experience in the healthcare field to Kentuckians, especially as we are faced with complications from the Affordable Care Act and its effects on Kentucky jobs and small businesses." His website has a section marked, "Washington is broken," in which Macfarlane asserts, "It is clearer...
  • The Most Important Election of 2014 (McConnell/Bevin)

    10/22/2013 5:52:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 10/21/13 | Stuart Rothenburg
    So now we know. The single most important election in the country next year won’t take place in Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina or Alaska. And it won’t occur next November, when voters across the country pick the next Congress. It will take place in Kentucky on May 20. While the general election in the commonwealth — and in other states — could decide which party controls the Senate for President Barack Obama’s final two years in office, the GOP primary will go a long way in determining whether the Republican Party continues its evolution toward uncompromising utopian purity and, eventually,...
  • Matt Bevin for Senate (McConnell Challenger)

    09/25/2013 10:47:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    Let's get rid of Mitch McConnell by supporting his challenger!
  • Democrats Really Want Mitch McConnell to Win His Primary

    09/03/2013 11:09:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    atlanticwire.com ^ | 9/3/13 | Alex Roarty
    There's a certain script Republican primaries have come to follow, and it involves establishment types proclaiming the incumbent better positioned to take on a Democrat than whichever tea-party challenger. But in Kentucky, the establishment might have it backward. Matt Bevin, the Louisville-area businessman running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, is new to politics. He's dismissed by many in the GOP as a glorified gadfly. Still, he's got something the veteran lawmaker lacks—a thin record that will be difficult for Democrats to pick apart. Indeed, Democrats are hoping to turn the Senate race into a referendum on an unpopular incumbent....
  • Photobombed: McConnell Holds His Nose To Campaign As Conservative

    08/09/2013 11:01:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 3 replies
    Constitutional Rights PAC ^ | August 9, 2013 | CR PAC Staff
    Photobombed: McConnell Holds His Nose To Campaign As Conservative Friday, August 9, 2013 | CR PAC Staff | Constitutional Rights PAC This morning McConnell Instagrammed this picure in response to reports that Jesse Benton, his campaign manager said: “Between you and me, I’m sort of holdin’ my nose for two years because what we’re doing here is going to be a big benefit to Rand in ’16, so that’s my long vision...” But it appears that this isn't the first time Mitch McConnell has been caught on camera holding his nose. It seems that he holds his nose every...
  • Does Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger have a chance? Watch and decide. (VIDEO)

    08/06/2013 6:56:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/5/13 | Sean Sullivan
    Does Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger have a chance? Watch and decide. (VIDEO)
  • Mitch McConnell Has A Fight (Or Two) On His Hands

    08/06/2013 7:04:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Newrepublic.com ^ | 8/5/13 | Alec MacGillis
    MAYFIELD, Ky. – That Mitch McConnell really does have a reelection fight on his hands was apparent to me even before I got to Fancy Farm, the glorious western Kentucky combo of county fair and old-fashioned political hoedown. I could tell it as soon as I stepped inside the community center in Calvert City that was hosting the local GOP warm-up event on Friday night, the evening prior. If the room had been any more low energy, they might’ve had to bring in one of those wind turbines that people like to scorn in coal country, just to keep the...
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell fighting for his political life? (Let's remove Addison Mithell McConnell Jr.)

    08/05/2013 5:51:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | 8/2/13 | Linda Feldman
    It’s only just begun, but the reelection battle of Mitch McConnell – the top Republican in the Senate – is already shaping up to be the marquee race of the 2014 midterms. Start with the primary challenge Senator McConnell faces from Matt Bevin, a wealthy, tea-party-backed businessman, reportedly willing to spend his own money. If McConnell makes it past Mr. Bevin, he’s poised to face likely Democratic nominee Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state and member of a well-connected political family, in the general election. Add to the mix McConnelll’s mediocre job approval ratings in the state – only...
  • The Senate Race Speeches: Grimes, Bevin and Marksberry go 3-on-1 against McConnell

    08/03/2013 9:05:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 8/3/2013 | Ryan Alessi
    FANCY FARM — For the first time, Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell shared the stage with challengers who want his job and stuck around long enough at Saturday’s Fancy Farm picnic to hear one of them speak. Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes — and later Democrat Ed Marksberry and McConnell’s Republican primary challenger Matt Bevin — slammed McConnell for being in Washington too long and not doing enough to help Kentuckians, fix what ails Washington or both. McConnell, for his part, ignored Bevin completely, both in the senator’s speech and by leaving before Bevin addressed the crowd, which organizers estimated...
  • Madison Project PAC Endorses Matt Bevin For Senate In Kentucky

    08/04/2013 2:31:04 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 31 replies
    Madison Project ^ | July 29, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    Madison Project PAC Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky Madison Project Chairman Jim Ryun: “The only way to change the lackluster leadership in the Republican Party is to replace the career politicians who lead the party. Matt Bevin is brave enough to storm the castle of the GOP Establishment and challenge the sitting minority leader, and we are proud to stand with him and with millions of conservatives who feel disenfranchised by unprincipled GOP leaders like Mitch McConnell.” Washington, DC – The Madison Project PAC announced today that it is endorsing Louisville businessman Matt Bevin for Senate against Senator...
  • Matt Bevin to Primary Mitch McConnell

    07/24/2013 7:56:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/24/13 | Erick Erickson
    Tea party groups in Kentucky have finally united behind one candidate. Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin today is declaring a primary challenge to Mitch McConnell. He’s going after McConnell’s record in the Senate. Having talked to a number of tea party groups in Kentucky, they are pretty united around this challenge for now. McConnell is wasting no time responding to Bevin with an attack ad calling him Bailout Bevin. I’m just not sure that’s the wisest first attack from McConnell given that McConnell authored it and pushed it through the Senate by loading it with sweetheart deals. From Congressional Quarterly: The...
  • Mitch McConnell slams Matt Bevin in Senate race

    07/24/2013 5:30:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 7/24/13 | Manu Raju
    Matt Bevin is getting a Mitch McConnell welcome in Kentucky: A slashing TV ad seizing on the political newcomer’s problems with his Connecticut-based bell manufacturing business. Bevin, a wealthy Louisville businessman, is slated to announce a primary challenge against McConnell on Wednesday, hoping to tap into tea party anger to pull off a major upset against the wily 28-year Senate veteran in 2014. Continue Reading Text Size -+resetAdvertisement Latest on POLITICO Poll: Obama nears all-time low New Filner accuser goes public Trump: Weiner 'sick puppy' House panel approves deep EPA cuts Tech lobby reports barely touch NSA FDA eyes menthol...
  • McConnell readies 'welcome wagon' of attacks for Tea Party challenger

    07/23/2013 6:30:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is preparing a barrage of attacks against likely Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin, armed with what a senior campaign aide described “an opposition research book as thick as a college textbook.” Bevin, an investment firm executive and Army veteran, is expected to announce Wednesday he’ll mount a primary challenge against the five-term Kentucky senator. Jesse Benton, McConnell’s campaign manager, described Bevin as a “nuisance” candidate. “The welcome wagon's ready,” Benton told The Hill. The McConnell campaign’s confidence notwithstanding, Bevin’s expected entry into the Kentucky race this week is likely to complicate the senator’s reelection...
  • McConnell to get Tea Party challenger

    07/22/2013 5:55:48 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will have a challenger from the right in Matt Bevin, a local businessman and Tea Party candidate who plans to announce his run for Senate this week. Bevin, who has been exploring the race since February, is reportedly already buying airtime and has met with multiple conservative groups about his run. He'll launch a 3-day, 8-stop tour of the state after he formally announces his intentions on Wednesday. Bevin is a partner at a Kentucky investment firm and the owner of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing, a Connecticut bell-making company founded 160 years ago. He previously...
  • Mitch McConnell, Electability, and Jim Bunning’s Revenge

    05/28/2013 6:20:38 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | 5/28/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    One of the favorite narratives propagated by the Republican establishment is that our candidates are “unelectable” loose cannons who will throw the election to the Democrats. [As if they are suddenly concerned about Democrat policies.] They try to invoke the name of Christine O’Donnell every time one of their members is challenged in a primary. Well, it looks like we found the Christine O’Donnell of this election cycle, and his name is Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Back in 2009, Mitch McConnell made it clear to then-Senator Jim Bunning that it was time for him to retire. He claimed to be...
  • Rand Paul endorses Mitch McConnell in 2014 Senate race, won’t back tea party challenge

    03/28/2013 3:15:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/28/2013 | Patrick Howley
    The Daily Caller has learned that Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is endorsing Sen. Mitch McConnell for re-election in 2014, ending speculation that Paul would back a tea party challenge to the Senate minority leader. “Rand Paul has endorsed McConnell,” Jesse Benton, McConnell’s 2014 campaign manager, told The Daily Caller. Benton, who has worked for both Rand Paul and his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul, is credited by insiders with brokering Paul’s support for McConnell. The move quashes a determined effort by Kentucky Republican Liberty Caucus chairman David Adams, who launched Paul’s Senate bid and served as Paul’s campaign...
  • 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...
  • Ashley Judd Not Running For Senate

    03/27/2013 2:36:30 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 71 replies
    After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 27, 2013
  • Ashley Judd suggests puzzling location for campaign headquarters

    03/26/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-25-2013 | Alex Pappas
    March 25, 2013 Ashley Judd suggests puzzling location for campaign headquarters Alex Pappas Liberal actress Ashley Judd has a puzzling location in mind for where she’d like to establish a campaign headquarters should she run for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. During a keynote speech at the American Counseling Association’s 2013 conference in Cincinnati on Friday, Judd said that she’d use her famous mother’s garage as a campaign headquarters, according to local media reports. The problem? Her mother, country singer Naomi Judd, lives in Tennessee. Naomi Judd’s Leipers Fork, Tenn. home was featured on HGTV’s “Celebrities At Home” in June....
  • Howard Fineman: Dem Party organization in Kentucky doesn't want Ashley Judd

    03/11/2013 7:02:58 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 17 replies
    rightpundit ^ | 3/11/13 | fineman
    Howard Fineman said he went to the Democratic Party organization big dinner this week down in Kentucky and reports the the Dem Party doen't want Ashley Judd as the candidate for the KY senate race
  • 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...
  • How Ashley Judd's Dogs Shaped a Major Life Decision (She Owns "Psychological Support" Dog)

    03/10/2013 6:06:28 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | March 9, 2013 | Ezra Dulis
    Actress and potential Senate candidate Ashley Judd's aging pets may have been a deciding factor in her choice to part with a renovated Scottish estate worth millions, according to a 2012 interview. Judd and then-husband Dario Franchitti, a Scotland native, put Rednock, their renovated mansion in central Scotland, up for sale in the summer of 2012, close to six months before announcing their divorce in January 2013. The estate listing asked for nearly $6 million.
  • 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...
  • Will Ashley Judd be Kentucky's Obama? [Low Information Voters targeted by celebrity]

    03/07/2013 4:51:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    AMERICAN THINKER | March 7, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    Republicans must win the U.S. Senate in 2014. Yet Democrats are hoping Ashley Judd can appeal to the same shallow voters who re-elected Barack Obama. Judd is only 9 percentage points behind Mitch McConnell, according to a Republican polling firm Harper Polling. At this early stage of the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, 9 points down means Judd might gain traction over the next 20 months. Ashley Judd’s fame comes from a Country-Western musical family. In normal times, a Senate Minority Leader would be immune from serious challenge. But her mother Naomi Judd was born in Ashland, Kentucky. “US Senator Al...
  • Ashley Judd, potential U.S. Senate candidate, sure has done a lot of on-screen nudity

    03/04/2013 4:52:42 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/3/13 | Taylor Bigler
    Ashley Judd has been making the political rounds as the Democratic actress reportedly contemplates a run against Republican Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014. As she considers a run against McConnell, the Senate minority leader, Judd has reportedly been meeting with deep-pocketed donors in her home state of Kentucky. She also made a trip to Washington, D.C. last week.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judd taking a look at Senate run

    01/20/2013 4:51:34 PM PST · by Bratch · 36 replies
    WAVE3.com ^ | Jan 20, 2013 | Sarah Eisenmenger
    FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014. Judd, a Hollywood actress, is in Washington D.C. for President Barack Obama's inauguration. Saturday night, on her way to the Kentucky Society of Washington's Bluegrass Ball she told reporters, "The people of Kentucky need a fighter." Judd would not say whether she has decided to mount a campaign. She has been mentioned as a potential Democratic challenger to McConnell, who is the Senate Minority leader. McConnell did not attend the Bluegrass Ball.
  • 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...