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Does Ashley Judd Stand a Chance?
New Republic, by Nate Cohn

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Posted By:MissMolly, 3/13/2013 5:32:04 AM

he Huffington Post reported Saturday that Ashley Judd is planning to announce her candidacy for Senate at the end of April, setting up what would be the most intriguing Senate race of the cycle. As a media-savvy actress with nationwide name recognition—and all the free publicity and fundraising power that entails—Judd might seem a formidable general-election foe for embattled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Alas, the race is far likelier to be entertaining than competitive. Let´s say Judd´s southern charm and legitimate ties to Kentucky allow her to dismiss the charge that she´s a carpetbagger.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: vwlarry, 3/13/2013 5:44:36 AM     (No. 9222109)

Bless her heart, she´s as dumb as a stump.

She´ll win in a landslide, and fit into the Senate perfectly

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lala, 3/13/2013 5:49:43 AM     (No. 9222111)

Custom-made for the low information voter who watches The View and Honey BooBoo. Al Franken will keep a seat warm for her, then watch as Alec Baldwin, Eva Longoria and others turn DC into Hollywood on the Potomac.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 3/13/2013 6:14:50 AM     (No. 9222121)

Tell me why, why, why, why?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lilo, 3/13/2013 6:29:03 AM     (No. 9222131)

They´re touting this loser on a national level, but this is a STATE election, and Kentucky has strict voter ID laws. I should know, my neighbor and friend asked for a picture ID at the polls.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NuGoddess, 3/13/2013 6:34:21 AM     (No. 9222135)

Ashley Judd does, indeed, stand a chance and I wager it is a pretty good one. Do not credit lo-info voters with putting the state´s best interest in front of their ´´star´´ senator.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dittohead, 3/13/2013 6:38:54 AM     (No. 9222141)

Carpetbagger charges didn´t stop Hillary - she´ll probably be sitting in the WH in 2017!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judge, 3/13/2013 6:48:43 AM     (No. 9222159)

I would think the fine people of Kentucky are too smart to elect her

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 3/13/2013 7:11:56 AM     (No. 9222189)

In a country that elects barry soetoro two times in a row anything can happen.

Judd is banking on that.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Malia2012, 3/13/2013 7:15:23 AM     (No. 9222195)

Seriously? SENATOR Ashley Judd? How insulting to Kentucky, though it is interesting to see how the "msm" and demonrats in general assume the absence of brain power of voters who live there would put her in office. IMO, Ashley Judd is certifiable, but then so are most of the leftists in Congress...never mind.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: doodah, 3/13/2013 7:43:14 AM     (No. 9222236)

If Judd is to win, Obama must stay away. Folks there do not like him a bit. She has an even chance, lo-fo folks vote for good looking articulate rock stars NOT folks with good sense. Sadly, but true.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: spit the bit, 3/13/2013 7:43:36 AM     (No. 9222237)

Kentucky goes Chicago. She wins by massive fraud.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 3/13/2013 7:44:49 AM     (No. 9222239)

She´s a freak...and so is the DemoRAT party.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read, 3/13/2013 7:55:24 AM     (No. 9222255)

Ashley Judd is a Tennessean. She did go to the University of Kentucky and makes a big point of showing up at the games. That´s about her only connection to Kentucky. I can see some diehard Cat fans voting for her only because she bleeds Kentucky Blue. But they are just about the only ones.

Me - I am one of the few Kentuckians I know who is not a fan of UK, and even if I was, Judd is dumber than a bag of hammers and I would never vote for her even if I was a liberal.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/13/2013 7:58:26 AM     (No. 9222260)

From what I have read of Ms.Judd, it seems she is very intelligent, but has no sense.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 3/13/2013 8:05:46 AM     (No. 9222269)

I remember reading an article about her adventures in some foreign place. The actor/guide had his hands full because she suffers from extreme constipation (I kid you not)and the trip was very unpleasant catering to her needs and listening to her complaints about her condition. I think, given some other weird stories about her, that if only the press would do their job, would make that political race a hoot.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: olcap, 3/13/2013 8:16:10 AM     (No. 9222282)

Hopefully, she will run against a tea party patriotic candidate, instead of RINO Mr. Turtle.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/13/2013 8:40:30 AM     (No. 9222331)

I don´t even know why they are talking about this ditz. I doubt that her ex misses her grandstanding at every race he drove in. The only person I´ve ever seen (let alone a driver´s wife!) who had to be told not to climb on her husband´s race car in victory lane. Dumb as a post.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: MattMusson, 3/13/2013 9:08:47 AM     (No. 9222394)

3 word reponse: Senator Al Franken.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 3/13/2013 9:14:09 AM     (No. 9222409)

Ashley Judd is a moron.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: birmingham, 3/13/2013 9:18:31 AM     (No. 9222420)

Every Democrat in KY will vote for her. Don´t laugh at Alec Baldwin for President campaign next! Why not? He fits the LoInfo bill.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 3/13/2013 9:29:25 AM     (No. 9222443)

Ashley has about as much of a chance of winning a Senatorial seat in Kentucky as her sister Wynnona has of winning the coveted Mirror Ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. Both might be entertaining, though, in a train-wreck sort of way.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: olderyzer, 3/13/2013 9:30:41 AM     (No. 9222447)

The sad thing is that you could combine Judd´s brain with Caroline Kennedy´s and it would not rise to the low stature of Al Franken´s. I read the details of her recent press conference and it was oh so very painful to see how anyone can be as dumb as she is.

I wouldn´t be so brutally harsh, if she just stuck with acting. Our country doesn´t need what she brings to politics.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 3/13/2013 9:32:25 AM     (No. 9222458)

I hope Team McConnell revives the line from the old TV show Laugh-In to mock Ashley:

Here Comes The Judd - Here Comes The Judd!!!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/13/2013 9:39:38 AM     (No. 9222477)

Those dozens of nude pics of Ashley that are floating around the Internet should make for great campaign posters.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: nonsense, 3/13/2013 9:40:19 AM     (No. 9222478)

Ashley Judd is just weird. Only the Demonrat party would think she could be a viable candidate. Ms. Judd is a real "kill coal" advocate. How will that impress Kentucky citizens?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: cb, 3/13/2013 10:24:42 AM     (No. 9222545)

Unfortunately, her chances of winning are probably not too bad. She´s pretty, will garner Hollywood celebrity support, and is poised in front of the camera. What more could a Low Information Voter want?

Sigh.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Kowgirl, 3/13/2013 11:17:06 AM     (No. 9222662)

Hmmm ... "legitimate ties to Kentucky" ... still no mention that she lives in Tennessee.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ocho reales, 3/13/2013 4:29:03 PM     (No. 9223428)

Does Ashley Judd stand a chance???

Only if she campaigns topless.

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