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Speculation Stirs Actress Ashley Judd Could Challenge (Senate Minority Leader) McConnell
The Hill ^ | 11/08/12 10:35 AM ET | By Daniel Strauss

Posted on 11/08/2012 5:04:56 PM PST by drewh

Actress Ashley Judd's name is being thrown out as a Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014.

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) listed her as a possibility.

"If you had an Ashley Judd-McConnell race, I think it would be as high profile a race as Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown," Yarmuth said in an interview with the Courier-Journal of Kentucky, referring to the Massachusetts Senate candidates.

Judd has been active in Democratic politics. She was a delegate at the Democratic National Committee and also taped campaign ads for President Obama.

McConnell has begun gearing up for his reelection bid. He has a war chest of about $7 million and also hired former Ron Paul aide Jesse Benton to run his campaign.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Lt. Gov Jerry Abramson and Obama campaign fundraiser Matthew Barzun, have also been mentioned as possible Democratic challengers to McConnell.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: alisongrimes; ashleyjudd; jerryabramson; jessebenton; johnyarmuth; kentucky; matthewbarzun; mitchmcconnell
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1 posted on 11/08/2012 5:05:01 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Good idea. Get idiot Hollywood leftists to waste their money on senate campaigns they’re not at all likely to win.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 5:06:54 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Twotone
Guilty! (of wasting her time when she should be reading scripts)


3 posted on 11/08/2012 5:08:47 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Brilliant woman but she’s going to have a tough time riding the coattails of Obama.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:03 PM PST by erlayman
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To: drewh
Other than being married to a race driver, I know nothing about her, though I have seen images of her wearing a shirt saying “This is what a feminist looks like.” Not sure the point she is trying to make then or now. Seems someone who craves attention.
6 posted on 11/08/2012 5:10:53 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the dumbing down of America.)
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To: drewh

ROTFL.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 5:12:16 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: drewh

Incitatus wasn’t available?


8 posted on 11/08/2012 5:14:41 PM PST by Argus
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To: erlayman
"Brilliant woman..."

HA - This is the loudmouth wack job who flies all over the world in her leased jet to whine about global warming while her husband, racing driver Dario Franchitti creates a bigger carbon foot print in a week than most American counties.

9 posted on 11/08/2012 5:17:09 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Twotone

She’s a twit. But politics is now dancing with the stars. And McConnell is a no chin, no backbone, wuss. If you really had to bet a paycheck that she couldn’t beat him, would you?


10 posted on 11/08/2012 5:17:25 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: drewh
The real question is, who will the republicans run against McConnell?
11 posted on 11/08/2012 5:17:47 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: drewh

12 posted on 11/08/2012 5:19:54 PM PST by Borges
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To: ConservativeStatement
Yikes, not Senate material exactly.


13 posted on 11/08/2012 5:20:58 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

McConnell is an unreliable OLD FART... Ms. Judd is a fruitcake ... So what the Republicans need to do is get McConnell to announce retirement at the end of his term... all the while groom a much younger but well qualified candidate to take his place.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:47 PM PST by ICCtheWay
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To: drewh

16 posted on 11/08/2012 5:22:13 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: DesertRhino

Of course, you’re right. For a moment there I actually thought Kentucky voters could be trusted to make an intelligent selection between these two.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:15 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: drewh
She was hot, before she was Roseanne Barr.

Oh, and by the way, I am aware I just exhibited the very behavior she is babbling about in that quote. Ha-ha!

18 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:25 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Para-Ord.45
Well, McConnell's a pussy so... they can both vote with their lady parts!
19 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

I have a healthy disdain for Mitch, but she has little chance to get his seat in an election in KY.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:38 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: drewh

Ha, yup that is the photo. I think she had a “Hands off my Bush” sign, too, though perhaps that is another lib celeb from the past.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 5:25:41 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Smile on Dems: Ignorance is bliss.)
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To: Argus

I think you are thinking of Sarak Jessica Parker. She is the one with the face of Incitatus.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 5:25:44 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: dead

23 posted on 11/08/2012 5:26:10 PM PST by drewh
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To: Baynative

I’m saying anyway graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky and getting a Public Policy M.A. from Harvard is undeniably intelligent, not that she doesn’t rub me the wrong way or I agree with her positions.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 5:28:06 PM PST by erlayman
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To: drewh

Not sure who she is. Then again I’m not from Kentucky , so that may be it.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 5:30:09 PM PST by Morris70
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To: drewh

Whats her platform? Coal? Lmao.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 5:30:24 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: drewh

I won’t laugh. Integrity, intelligence, ethics or morals have ceased to be in demand in the political realm or society for that matter.

Obama has won two terms as President of the United States with much less than Ashly Judd’s two major assets.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 5:31:43 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: drewh
a feminist, now isn't that cute...
28 posted on 11/08/2012 5:32:42 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Maybe she and Dario will move to Scotland after he retires next year.....


29 posted on 11/08/2012 5:35:29 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: drewh

Uh, if they’re expecting us to rally behind Mitch McConnell they will be sorely mistaken.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 5:35:58 PM PST by montag813
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To: Argus
"Incitatus wasn’t available?"

LOL! That's the first thing that popped into my mind!

31 posted on 11/08/2012 5:39:06 PM PST by haywoodwebb (Keep your focus on the TRUTH and we will prevail . . . One Day at a Time, Mates!)
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To: ICCtheWay
While i have little use for Messr. McConnell he has made a very close study of the Senate Rules and knows them a lot better than Dingy harry. As a result he has mastered tripping the Dems up on procedural issues and out maneuvering them on parliamentary actions. He just is gutless and reminds me of a owl, able and sharp taloned in the dark clueless and cowering in the light of day.
32 posted on 11/08/2012 5:40:14 PM PST by robowombat
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To: erlayman
I’m saying anyway graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Kentucky and getting a Public Policy M.A. from Harvard is undeniably intelligent, not that she doesn’t rub me the wrong way or I agree with her positions.

Rumor has it that she studied under the best minds of the football and basketball teams at Kentucky... lots of them...

33 posted on 11/08/2012 5:40:37 PM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: drewh

Unnngh, she’s beginning to look more like Wynonna.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 5:42:25 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up." ~marron)
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To: drewh

Huh..I thought she lived outside Franklin..TN not Kentucky..


35 posted on 11/08/2012 5:42:46 PM PST by pnz1
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To: drewh

Although, I share Judds desire to retire McConnell, The Gobbler.
Lets do it through the primary with A credible Tea Party Candidate.
And send Judd back to Hollywood.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 5:44:11 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: erlayman
Indeed she was good at studying, including a talent for reading scripts. But even though my wife likes her acting, I soured on her when I saw her speak about climate issues on PBS. When she goes off script she ain't so smart.

Like they say: "Intelligence is knowing that tomatoes are a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put them in a fruit salad."

37 posted on 11/08/2012 5:44:35 PM PST by Baynative
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To: Baynative
Brilliant women lol why would anyone claim that.Some people are stuck on celebrity worshiping.
38 posted on 11/08/2012 5:44:58 PM PST by angcat
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To: nascarnation
prolly depends on waht the tax rate is in Scotland...
39 posted on 11/08/2012 5:47:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: erlayman
My guess is that since PBK admission is done on grades and ‘other’ standards of supposed character and leadership and that she went to the Kennedy School of Government being able to recite the right leftist pc pap was easily as important as any grade point average and look at what the proportion of over 3.00 GPA’s in most public and ‘prestige’ (read leftist) private colleges and universities today in the non-science, engineering and business departments when determining just how brilliant some self-annointed wizard of smart from Harvard or Yale or Georgetown really is.
40 posted on 11/08/2012 5:47:14 PM PST by robowombat
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To: Chode

Yeah, I shoulda said Monte Carlo, I think that’s where all the F-1 guys are domiciled.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 5:48:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's bankruptcy: 2016)
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To: dead

Did she make that statement before, or after, stripping for nearly every movie she’s ever been in?


42 posted on 11/08/2012 5:50:07 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: drewh

If you had posted this on Monday, I would have laughed. But today? Why not. We are a superficial, celebrity driven society. She’ll probably win


43 posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:00 PM PST by Hildy (hen the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: angcat

She’s educated the same way Obama was, she is still trailer trash and her ego is bigger than her sense and logic. I don’t know about “celebrity status” but those people only listen to the stooges who worship anything “hollywood”. Go away and get a real education not an indoctrination. Silly b*****


44 posted on 11/08/2012 5:51:54 PM PST by Rockiette (Democrats are not intelligent)
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To: nascarnation
bingo...
45 posted on 11/08/2012 5:56:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Flag_This
thank you...
46 posted on 11/08/2012 5:58:35 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: drewh

She’s a classic case of too much self-esteem & too little talent.


47 posted on 11/08/2012 5:58:35 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: erlayman
UH, Michelle Obama went to Harvard...Law.

And she wasn't even famous.

Then again, Chelsea Clinton went to Stanford and Oxford.

48 posted on 11/08/2012 6:05:39 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: drewh

Uhhh, if that’s a pic of her what movie roles is she going to get? The Return of ET?


49 posted on 11/08/2012 6:08:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: drewh

“The Whore With More”—could work!!


50 posted on 11/08/2012 6:12:57 PM PST by Mamzelle
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