She’s serious. I admit that her credentials are not what I look for, but she has a brain and backing. If she can shake loose a stick in the mud who has served as a blockade to Middle Class progress, so be it.
Ashley Judd is an American television and film actress, humanitarian and political activist. Judd grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the half-sister of Wynonna Judd.
Born: April 19, 1968 (age 44), Los Angeles
Spouse: Dario Franchitti (m. 2001) (now divorced)
Education: Paul G. Blazer High School, Franklin High School, Sayre School, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government,University of Kentucky
Parents: Naomi Judd, Michael C. Ciminella”
Her academic credentials give to her a boost in additional to professional accomplishments. Karl Rove characterizes her as an Obama activist. Well, Democrats will approve that and since most Americans are leaning that direction, that spells victory.
Republicans in Kentucky may get an old fashioned whipping.
“Opinion: Big drama guaranteed if Ashley Judd challenges McConnell in Kentucky
By Juan Williams - 03/04/13 05:00 AM ET
“Argo” and “Lincoln” won big at the Oscars. Here’s a pitch for the next Washington political story that is sure to be a Hollywood hit.
The plot goes like this: A young, liberal Democratic actress returns home to run for the U.S. Senate. Her opponent is a sharp-elbowed conservative Republican who has been in Congress for over a quarter century. There is dramatic tension right from the start as it quickly becomes clear the idealistic newcomer actually has a chance to beat Goliath.
This is no fiction. Actress Ashley Judd, 44, looks certain to challenge 71-year-old Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky in his reelection bid next year.
The Hill reported that Judd met with leaders of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) in Washington last month to discuss a possible run against McConnell. The DSCC labels McConnell as the “embodiment of everything that’s wrong with Washington’s partisan political gridlock, and that’s why he’s the least popular senator in the country.” In fact, a December poll of Kentucky voters by Democratic-leaning pollster Public Policy Polling found 55 percent disapproval of McConnell.
Kentucky is a reliably Republican state but shows signs of becoming more welcoming to Democrats. It has a Democrat serving as governor and a majority of Democrats in the state House. The governor, Steve Beshear, has already met with Judd. And Kentucky’s Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth calls Judd a “very serious potential candidate.”