Ashley Judd Mocked Openly About Her Senate Dreams

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Ashley Judd once again finds herself the center of mockery from Republicans. She just makes it so easy sometimes. The starlet is currently considering a run for Senate in Kentucky next year to unseat current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell -- even though she currently lives in Tennessee.

Although the actress was raised in Kentucky, it’s unlikely that her self-proclaimed radically leftist political leanings offer even the slightest bit of electability in the solidly red state. Cue the GOP super PAC Crossroads, who put out an ad Wednesday poking fun at her Senate dreams.

The video makes ample use of Judd’s own words, including her declaration that she’s “committed to President Obama and Vice President Biden,” while the voiceover comments that Kentucky needs an independent voice.

She’s also caught on camera saying that she considers Tennessee home, that she is “aggressively and delightfully radical,” and that she would follow Obama anywhere. And Obamacare is, like, totally awesome. “It’s done so much for us right here in Tennessee.” You know, because she considers Tennessee home. But wants to run in Kentucky. Details, details ...

The ad continues, using the words of Judd’s grandmother to point out how wildly inappropriate a choice she is for Kentucky: “She’s a Hollywood liberal.” Yeah, perfect choice for a red state in the Bible belt. Or something.

Do you think Ashley Judd has a shot at the Senate, or is she kidding herself?


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Ruthi... RuthieB210

The thing about (celebrities) is they dont know anything about real life. When you elect them,  you are asking for higher taxes. Please educate yourself.

Jaime Trosper

Always a pleasure to read your articles, Jenny. There's something oddly ironic about die-hard republitard blogger that prides herself on pissing off half of the fan base she is writing to, complain about Democratic senators. I'm pretty sure you don't live in Kentucky. So please quit pretending like you have the faintest idea what Kentuckians want.

nonmember avatar Christy

Kentucky may be a red state, but if Ashley Judd runs, she'll win. She's intelligent, caring, and logical. Go Ashley!

RMB2011 RMB2011

If Ashley Judd runs I'll be voting for her! But thanks for assuming what Kentuckians want!

nonmember avatar stella

Jenny, do you get a kick out of being mean and nasty? My mom used to say, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I think your mom forgot to teach you that.

nonmember avatar Dawn

Well Jaime, your disgusting use of incorporating a slag term for retardation is offensive to me. Don't speak for others on these boards. I personally find someone who calls out all the discrepancies of hollywood politics pretty refreshing.

Flori... Floridamom96

I can understand disagreeing with the blogger, but how was she nasty?

missusmc missusmc

Ashley Judd's politics are absolutely horrific, in my opinion.  There is plenty of information out there that could have been turned into a legimate article against her political stance.  That first link you provided, saying she makes it too easy, is just mean spirited.  I don't care about her looks, or her movies, or anything superficial.  We should just focus on what she stands for.

Todd Vrancic

I would have to see her stand on the issues.  I am really displeased with Senator McConnell, so I am looking for a change.

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