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Ashley Judd meets with Democratic strategists over Kentucky Senate run

She has plenty of time for stump speeches these days.

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She has plenty of time for stump speeches these days.



Ashley Judd hasn’t made a solid decision on whether she’ll be running for the U.S. Senate against Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, but she did go to D.C. on Tuesday to talk about it. It’s not like she has to go to any more of Dario Franchitti’s races these days.

Politico reports Judd met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Tuesday to discuss something or other, but the strategic body refused to comment on candidate recruitment. There’s been a lot of talk about Judd trying to defeat the Senate minority leader’s 2014 run for a sixth term, but she hasn’t even confirmed an interest in the seat, as best we know.

A Democratic Hollywood type winning a Senate seat in Kentucky would be a tall order (McConnell’s people already have run a Web video saying she spends most of her time in neighboring Tennessee), but people always point to Al Franken winning the Senate in Minnesota. Of course, Minnesotans are the same weirdoes who elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura their governor, so that’s probably not the best comparison.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:52pm]


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