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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ashley Judd Is Not Running for Senate

Posted by on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Thank God. You can read her whole statement over on her Twitter page.

 

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Oh, how could it be worse than the people already in the senate?
Posted by lumpenprole on March 27, 2013 at 3:03 PM · Report this
Anne18 2
She would be unseating Mitch McConnell. I think this is our loss.
Posted by Anne18 on March 27, 2013 at 3:20 PM · Report this
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What's wrong with her? As a Kentuckian, I think the Harvard KSG grad would make a fine senator.
Posted by johno on March 27, 2013 at 3:37 PM · Report this
blip 4
She would not be unseating anyone.
Posted by blip on March 27, 2013 at 3:38 PM · Report this
tdalec 5
As a 50 year KY resident, and strong supporter of most of Judd's liberal positions, I can assure you that she stood no chance of beating Mitch. Outside of Louisville, Lexington and a small crescent on the river south of Cincinnati, KY voter's consistently vote against their own economic interests and for an evangelical/Ayn Randian agenda against women, civil liberties and the federal benefit programs that support most of them.
Posted by tdalec on March 27, 2013 at 3:39 PM · Report this
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I think it's too bad, her candidacy could have expanded the political dialog so lacking in Ky. I mean it is seriously lacking
Posted by Zbot on March 27, 2013 at 3:59 PM · Report this
espato 7
@5 sounds a lot like Washington State!
Posted by espato on March 27, 2013 at 4:20 PM · Report this
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Why are you such a tool Paul. You have someone else in mind you think is a shoe in to beat McConnell? Or you've just read too many beltway bloggers suggesting down ticket races would be affected.
Posted by WHY do you put so much faith in the pundits on March 27, 2013 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 9
As long as she was willing to self finance, I would have been happy to see her run.She clearly spooked McConnell -he started running ads against her weeks ago. She might not have won, but since nobody else in KY could pose a credible challenge, why the fuck not?
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on March 27, 2013 at 7:46 PM · Report this
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I would've loved to see Ashley Judd run but I understand why she didn't.

Politics is a really crappy job and it's fundamentally show business for ugly people. She isn't ugly and she's already in show business.

Her divorce from Dario Franchitti can't be helping her personal life or state of mind right now either and I suspect she just doesn't need the bullshit of a brutal and nasty campaign.

This is why the best people don't get involved in national politics. The field is pretty much dominated by skulking narcissistic attention whores.
Posted by CPN on March 27, 2013 at 8:28 PM · Report this
wilbur@work 11
I'd like to hear why this merits a Thank God from the stranger's most prolific HACK. Turtle lover? Judd hater? Dipshit?
Posted by wilbur@work on March 27, 2013 at 10:13 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 12
Old Mitch and his boys probably sent her a package of information they have - like every time she's been in the vicinity of cocaine and every boy she's climbed into the backseat with. Politicians know well that people won't examine someone based on who they are now. They want to know every little skeleton.

That's why you can have someone in the Senate who has a lily-white background but is also internally evil, corrupt, and self-serving. That gets a pass.
Posted by Bauhaus I on March 28, 2013 at 3:45 AM · Report this
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I am also puzzled by the Judd-hate...

Still, even if she would be a total failure as a candidate, in so far as Sen. McConnell's campaign was concerned enough to be running ads against her, shouldn't she have stayed "in" longer to pull resources from him?

The only potential downside is keeping contributions from an eventual candidate like Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, but the money would still be there as Judd could not accept contributions without forming a campaign.
Posted by Name Recognition Is A Valuable Asset on March 28, 2013 at 9:37 AM · Report this

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