Ashley Judd and Daria Franchitti are splitting up just before she launches a bid to unseat Mitch McConnell. There goes the race car circuit vote.
Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella.
"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. While she is best known for an ongoing acting career spanning more than two decades, she has increasingly become involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism. Judd has played lead roles in films including Ruby in Paradise, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Where the Heart Is, Dolphin Tale and High Crimes. She starred as Rebecca Winstone in the television series Missing in 2012."
Ashely was born in California, but spent much of her time growing up in Kentucky and Tennessee. She is a political activist.
To break the stronghold that McConnell has on people in Kentucky she must appeal to wealthy persons, Middle Class, and poor folk. Persons of the conservative persuasion are a barrier, however her Hollywood star power can help overcome it.
She needs to show up in May at the Kentucky Derby and wear a fine hat. If she can uptick the Derby ratings a couple of points that might charm them. Then, she has to go to the state fair and push BBQ and bourbon.
"Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti: It's Over!
by Free Britney at January 30, 2013 5:46 a.m.
Dario Franchitti and Ashley Judd are calling it quits after 10 years of marriage.
The former couple said in a statement announcing their plans to divorce:
"We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We'll always be family and cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed."
Ashley Judd, 44, and Dario Franchitti, 39, driver tied the knot in a highly private ceremony in Scotland in 2001 after being engaged for two years before that.
Racecar driver Franchitti competes in the IndyCar Series where he was 2007 champion, and he even won the rain-shortened 2007 Indianapolis 500.
Judd's acting credits are well known, but is a run for office in her future?
She's been talked about as a possible 2014 Senate candidate in Kentucky, where Democrats want her to challenge GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell."