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Beshear talked with Judd 'convinced she's seriously considering' U.S. Senate race
CN|2 Pure Politics ^ | 3/4/2013 | Nick Storm

Posted on 03/05/2013 9:31:19 PM PST by Republican Wildcat

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 points to McConnell in 1996.

Beshear said it is still early in the decision making process, but said a number of other Democrats are thinking about running. Here’s the raw video of what he said:

(Excerpt) Read more at mycn2.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: ashleyjudd; beshear; electionussenate; judd; kentucky; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; senate; stevebeshear

1 posted on 03/05/2013 9:31:35 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

Just what America needs. Another ditzy DemocRAT celebrity in the District of Corruption. Great. I guess this means that she hasn’t been getting many movie offers lately.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 9:39:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Another nut job


3 posted on 03/05/2013 9:39:42 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Ashley’s “story” (for those who haven’t seen it)

http://www.black-and-right.com/2013/02/20/bonehead-of-the-day-392/


4 posted on 03/05/2013 9:40:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: freekitty
she probably have to wear underwear and watch her potty mouth.....

but she should go for it....we'll see how the good people of Tenn respond.....I think not well....the Nashville elite be damned....

5 posted on 03/05/2013 9:45:13 PM PST by cherry
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To: Republican Wildcat

Movieland is a place where some are paid fabulous sums to pretend to be regular people - then they wait to be lauded for their exceptional skill at make-believe. Apparently Judd has concluded that her exceptional skill at make-believe translates to something useful outside of Hollywood. She may believe in her own electability based on the fact that the current occupant of the White House was the least qualified candidate in ten generations and he managed to fool the willingly hoodwinkable.


6 posted on 03/05/2013 9:48:36 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: cherry

She’s not running in TN. She knows she couldn’t get elected. She thinks she can dupe the suckers in KY.


7 posted on 03/05/2013 9:49:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Republican Wildcat

How about having a truly decent conservative candidate that can defeat all of the leftist candidates from both major political parties?


8 posted on 03/05/2013 9:49:58 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Well, she is excellent at showing off her tits. Her one and only asset.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 9:51:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I wonder if the press will make as big a deal out of that as they did Scott Brown’s centerfold... ((((crickets))))


10 posted on 03/05/2013 9:53:29 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

“Ashley Judd” and “serious” are three words not used in the same sentance.


11 posted on 03/05/2013 9:58:12 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Republican Wildcat

Am I the only one who finds this trend of one person talking to another supposedly “in confidence” about running for public office, only to have said conversation “leaked” in order to judge just how far that balloon will float, extremely annoying?


12 posted on 03/05/2013 9:58:24 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Republican Wildcat

Our petty putative president strikes again.


13 posted on 03/05/2013 10:00:59 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

They elected Rand Paul. We need more suckers like that everywhere.


14 posted on 03/05/2013 10:07:53 PM PST by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Politico: Ashley Judd target of GOP preemptive strike
15 posted on 03/05/2013 10:08:57 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Well, she is excellent at showing off her tits. Her one and only asset.

You mean that Wildcat degree in French and her litany of boyfriend?s doesn't qualify her as the perfect leftard candidate

16 posted on 03/05/2013 10:12:19 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Hey, she’d make an excellent candidate... for California. I think KY Democrats are going to rue letting her run. She’s about as elite and out-of-touch as they come (and anti-coal, which will really go over well in those formerly reliable Dem counties in the eastern part of the state).


17 posted on 03/05/2013 10:31:55 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Alaska Wolf

“You mean that Wildcat degree in French and her litany of boyfriend?s doesn’t qualify her as the perfect leftard candidate “

I don’t think “litany of boyfriends fits.” While she is in the process of getting a divorce from Dario Franchitti, they were married for eleven years. And I know for a fact that she has been attending Harvard getting a degree in Political Science. All that not withstanding, I don’t think she will play well in Kentucky since she will be a carpetbagger.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 11:01:45 PM PST by vette6387
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To: bleach

“They elected Rand Paul. We need more suckers like that everywhere.”

The GOP’s problem is that McConnell is problematic as a leader. If he had a solid record, this would not be a problem. Would like to hear from any Freepers from Kentucky as to how they he is viewed by his constituents. Personally, I have always felt that he was just another “Boner.”


19 posted on 03/05/2013 11:07:17 PM PST by vette6387
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To: bleach

“They elected Rand Paul. We need more suckers like that everywhere.”

The GOP’s problem is that McConnell is problematic as a leader. If he had a solid record, this would not be a problem. Would like to hear from any Freepers from Kentucky as to how they he is viewed by his constituents. Personally, I have always felt that he was just another “Boner.”


20 posted on 03/05/2013 11:07:17 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387
I don’t think “litany of boyfriends fits

http://www.nndb.com/people/761/000025686/

she has been attending Harvard getting a degree in Political Science

Public Administration

21 posted on 03/05/2013 11:43:56 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Republican Wildcat

We have a wacko like her whom voters from Wisconsin just sent to the senate. Sooner rather than later we will be hearing from that screwball we just put into office for the next 6 years. Her opponent was Tommy Thompson

Tommy took advice from Rove and his bunch of amatures and the embodyment of the Peter Principles. Part of Tommy’s problem was some felt “he wasn’t conservative enough” this is after he won the primary. Locally I pushed for someone else although I supported him years earlier for governor and he was a good one.

When the choice became between Thompson and the dyke there was no question. Thompson signs went up big time

If that’s the choice Kentuckians are going to have between McConnell and Judd while I share Levin’s evaluation of McConnell I urge Ketuckians don’t stay home. But donate to candidates for the senate who are conservative and if they become the majority would remove McConnell from that leadership position.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 12:19:31 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: Republican Wildcat
I have friends in Kentucky and I don't think she would garner the support outsiders believe she'd get.

She may be a former Kentuckian but she's far to LIBERAL for most Kentucky voters.

23 posted on 03/06/2013 12:47:28 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: cherry
but she should go for it....we'll see how the good people of Tenn respond.....I think not well....the Nashville elite be damned....

Kentucky....

24 posted on 03/06/2013 1:22:52 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yup lefty Hollywood dingbat just what we need.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 4:40:23 AM PST by Venturer
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To: vette6387

Kentucky voter here. McConnell is not as popular in Kentucky as he once was. He is weak on border/amnesty issues, fairly strong on 2nd Ammendment issues. I would prefer a tea party gop’r, but McConnell is the safe bet to beat Judd......but only by a small margin. She would probably beat a Tea Party backed candidate. I don’t like that, but that’s what I suspect is the situation.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 4:53:57 AM PST by MachIV
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