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Ashley Judd portrayed in new video ad as a Hollywood liberal


Despite not yet having announced an official candidacy, Ashley Judd is now the unwitting star of a video ad, which blasts her as a Kentucky outsider and Hollywood liberal.

Judd has reportedly been considering a run for a senate seat in The Blue State against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The super PAC co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove, American Crossroads, produced the advertisement.

“You know what this country really needs?” the narrator sarcastically says. “An independent voice – for Obama.”

Judd’s own words are used artfully in the footage, which features the actress declaring that she is “aggressively and delightfully radical” and would “follow” Obama anywhere.

“I am committed to President Obama and Vice President Biden. He is a brilliant man. He is now able to flower more as the president I knew he could be,” Judd is heard saying in the ad.

The spot also portrays Judd to Kentucky voters as an outsider. “And it just clicked. Tennessee is home,” Judd says in the video. The section rewinds and plays a second time with the word “Kentucky” dubbed over her reference to Tennessee.

Although Judd was raised in Kentucky and attended college there, she has resided for years in Tennessee and was a Tennessee delegate to the most recent Democratic National Convention.

“Ashley Judd — An Obama-following radical, Hollywood liberal who is right at home here in Tennessee. I mean, Kentucky,” the narrator says in the video as the spot ends.

The actress was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention, and attended the inauguration parties in January.

The race for Senate is still a year away and Judd has not officially announced her candidacy.

Last month Judd told the Courier-Journal of Louisville that she was “taking a close look” at a run for Senate, had not yet made her final decision.

“The people of Kentucky need a fighter,” Judd said. “And certainly going back 10 generations, I've got some fighters from those hills in my family.”


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