Ashley Judd has been famous for like 15 years, and never once have I heard anyone say, “you know what would be great? If she were a Senator.” That’s because it’s a dumb idea.
The Hollywood movie star and eighth-generation Kentuckian is seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on the powerful Republican leader, four people familiar with the matter tell Politico. In recent weeks, Judd has spoken with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) about the possibility of a run, has discussed a potential bid with a Democratic pollster and has begun to conduct opposition research on herself to see where she’s most vulnerable in the Bluegrass State.
If I were her opponent I would play up the fact that Ashley looks like a fat Chinese baby these days. That won’t go over well in Kentucky. If this pampered Hong Kong millionaire prince thinks he can come over and take our jobs, we’ll he’s got anther thing comin!