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Ashley Judd Meets With Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

February 21, 2013 08:32 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Ashley Judd maintains that she has not made a decision regarding a potential run for the United States Senate, but all clues suggest that an entry into the election is imminent for the actress and former guest on Who Do You Think You Are? The latest sign pointing to Ashley’s participation in the Senate race? A recent meeting with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Is Ashley Judd planning to oust Mitch McConnell from his current spot on the Senate? Hard to say for sure, especially given a recent statement in which Ashley thanked American Crossroads for targeting her in an attack ad and then explained that she’s still in the midst of considering “her future political plans, although a decision hasn’t been made yet.”

Still no decision, but Ashley’s showing all the signs of a politician serious about launching a campaign. On Tuesday, the actress turned activist visited Washington D.C. to meet with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), a group responsible for recruiting Democratic candidates as well as assisting in election strategy and fundraising. The nature of the discussion remains unknown, but we can assume that it had something to do with the upcoming Senate race in Kentucky.

Although American Crossroads and other conservative groups smugly predict Ashley’s inability to win the election (which is exactly why they are so eager for her to run), polls suggest that the race could be closer than you might expect. One poll found that Ashley Judd would begin the race just four points behind Mitch McConnell, although that gap could easily increase if she struggled to fend off the attacks that are sure to arrive the moment she announces her candidacy.

Would you like to see Ashley Judd run against Mitch McConnell? Sound off in the comments section below!

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15 Responses to “Ashley Judd Meets With Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee”

  1. J-Rod Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I would vote for a semi-intelligent chimpanzee before I would vote for McConnell…so I’m for Ashley all the way! Our state needs a voice that hasn’t been bought by the coal industry.

  2. Linda Hobgood Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Just what we don’t need more Hollywood dim wits.

  3. Lisalani Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Yes, I would LOVE to see Ms. Judd run for Senate. This lady has the moxie to make change. She has a past that has created a “rich compost” for growing marvelous, well-intended and miraculous change in our culture.
    She will be under fire by the GOP but as long as she DTIP (don’t/doesn’t take it personally) she will prevail.
    This is the year of the Black Water Snake that means that the GOP racist, white male is NO MATCH for the Feminine that is Ashley Judd. She can take this guy and win, however, she will have to decide to what level she is willing to take on EVIL and let it run through her, transforming IT while transcending it. She is no stranger to Evil and she can take ‘em. That’s what all of her pain has been about…the very moment she finds solace and comfort in watching her Light prevail over darkness and the worthwhile, satisfaction of Being a Woman and the capacity of the human heart.
    If she wants it she will have to forgive everyone of those baggers and sexual deviants along the way.

  4. Ralph Skelley Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:15 am

    If I were eligable to vote in Kentucky, I would vote for an orangatan with Trump hair if it ran against McConnel.
    Of course I would like to see Ashley run against McConnel and I wish I could vote for her if she does.

  5. wnsnavigator73 Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I would love to see Ashley run for Senate. She would not only be the prettier Senator representing Kentucky, but she’d also be the smarter Senator representing Kentucky! But in all seriousness, she is so passionate about the things she believes in, is incredibly intelligent, and can more easily appeal to a more contemporary constituency. The voters of the future are women, young people and minorities, and she will appeal to many more of them, and Kentucky has plenty of diversity to make it happen.

  6. Taylor Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:32 am

    As a voter in the state of KY, I would happily vote for her, especially if it meant that an idiot like Mitch McConnell would be out on his ass. He is totally out of touch with most of his constituency, as demonstrated by his vote on the violence against women act. Also he is a giant ass hat…

  7. Iago Agogo Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Just what the U.S.A. needs, another empty headed movie star trying to foist her/his left wing opinions upon us regular folks who have to work for a living. Go away Ashley Judd…..

  8. Julie Betts Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:42 am

    I think Ashley Judd is a fine candidate because candidates are about the people of this country deciding to get invovled to perform a public service. If Ashley Judd feels she wants to do this then she is just as able as anyone who has the tough skin and education to back up why they want to make a difference. I say she should do it and with her already knowing how to deal with the public will only help her in making a difference. She knows some people are going to support her and in the big picture of it all she is young and hungry to make changes that are good for the people. She has money so she may be less likely bought out by under handed people. That’s probably why she will get grief is that she will be harder to buy off to get the special interests to have their way. Go Ashley Do It!

  9. Michael Linkroum Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Mitch McConnell needs to be ousted,that is all!

  10. chas Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Yes I would love to see her beat him.The old crabass has been in to long.

  11. jim Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I hope ther is not enough idiots to elect this liberal the congress has too many of them now

  12. Will D Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 10:15 am

    She is a great actor. We already have far too many of those in Washington. If she runs, she nearly guarantees McConnell will win again. Kentucky needs a real person. Not someone out of touch like McConnell. And, surely not another dreamer like her. A real honest to goodness average person is what we need for a change! Neither McConnell or Judd fit that bill.

  13. Dan FItzgerald Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 10:20 am

    I’d rather see her wait until 2016, and lose to Rand Paul.

  14. Jackie Says:
    February 21st, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Please Ashley….Do it!

  15. Edwin Barnes Says:
    March 22nd, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Ashley Judd is the best hope for a better
    Kentucky!! I will dedicate 100% skills, time, and
    support to help her win!
    Dr. Edwin Barnes

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