For the past few days there’s been a lot of rumoring about Ashley Judd turning from actress into US Senator. Politico cites sources that say Ashley Judd is seriously considering bid for Senate against Republican Mitch McConnell, who warns he’s not going to let her down easy.
Even Republicans know who Ashley Judd is and they know they don’t really stand a chance if she runs against one of them. Politico writes that four people familiar with the issue are saying Ashley Judd is seriously considering bid for Senate after the past few days’ rumoring. “…if Judd does become a candidate, she would be the biggest celebrity to run for the Senate since Al Franken’s successful 2008 bid for the Minnesota seat” writes Politico.
For Republicans, who had such a harsh time lately, the news about celebrity taking a serious interest in politics is not good news. Take for instance Ashley Judd versus her potential opponent Senate Republican Mitch McConnell. Now, you tell us which is the name you’re more familiar with? We’re guessing the majority said Ashley Judd.
The actress said she is “honored” that people see her in such a position. However she declined to say anything else about a potential bid for the US Senate. And that’s because she’s been seriously weighting in the pros and cons, as well as her vulnerabilities. Politico talked with sources that say the actress and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand talked about starting a campaign in 2014.
“She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do” John Yarmuth, Kentucky Republican, told Politico. “I think there are a lot of people, and I was one of them, who wanted to let her know that her candidacy would be an exciting prospect for us” he added.
In the meanwhile, Mitch McConnell is addressing the potential Ashley Judd bid through his campaign manager Jesse Benton. The warning is dire, to anyone who plans to run against Mitch McConnell. “It’s going to sting. We’re going to make sure that you don’t come out with your nose clean” said campaign manager Benton. “We’re going to drive your negatives up and very aggressively and publicly litigate your record before the citizens of Kentucky”. Yes, because that’s what running for Senate is all about, dissing your competitors.