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Kentucky Democrats aren’t rushing to Judd-ment

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Maybe we shouldn’t have started making fun of Ashley Judd for being such a nutball until after she declared she’s running for Senate? We might end up scaring her off, which would be a genuine shame.


Democratic heavy hitters — including Bill Clinton — are quietly trying to woo a new candidate to jump into the race to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, even as actress Ashley Judd is taking steps toward launching a star-studded campaign of her own.

With fears growing in some Democratic quarters over Judd’s potential candidacy, some prominent Democrats in the Bluegrass State are beginning to set their sights on 34-year-old Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state…

Some bluntly worry that Judd — an untested actress-turned-activist — would not be able to take down the McConnell machine while causing headaches for Democrats down the ticket because of her staunchly liberal politics in a conservative state. It’s a fear that McConnell’s allies are only too happy to reinforce.

“It’s my personal, professional judgment that [Judd] places others on the ballot in peril if some of the fears … come to fruition,” said Dale Emmons, a Kentucky Democratic campaign operative of more than two decades and a Grimes ally. “She places these people at risk by a weak performance on the ballot in this midterm election.”

Sounds like somebody needs to find their pig.

By the way, we’re not supposed to mention that Judd got naked in pretty much every other movie she made for 10 years. That’s a “smear,” even though you can watch those movies and see for yourself. And we’re definitely not supposed to make fun of Judd for saying that if you buy Apple products, you’re financing mass rape. Even though that’s something she actually said.

I hope Judd ignores the naysayers in her own party, not to mention us hecklers, and runs anyway. It’ll be so much fun!

(Hat tip: Jazz Shaw)

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