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Ashley Judd may be declaring Senate run soon

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Actress Judd is expected to declare her candidacy for US Senate. She is looking to represent Kentucky. Thoughts?
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Zach:


    It sounds like a "win win" situation to me.

    Not only would the Senate be rid of chief obstructionist Mitch McConnell, she also would be a strong counter balancing force against chief
    wing nut Rand Paul. Most importantly, it appears that she has a solid chance of winning.
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    I hope she wins that election. It would be a great boost to the "liberal" cause. We need a whole lot more women in Congress, and the more liberal they are, the better. I interpret "liberal" as free-thinkers, intelligent, modern, & expressing the hopes & dreams of our founding fathers, who thought of themselves as "liberals". As opposed to the Neanderthal thinking of our loyal? opposition, who are not sure if the earth is flat, or if the sun revolves around the earth, or if life evolved on this planet. They don't understand global warming, or history, or simple biology. They think that rape is a joke, or a blessing. They think other neanderthals should be free to carry guns anywhere they want. And that the super-rich should be able to buy anything they want, even our votes or our Supreme Court, and then never pay taxes on any of their ill-gotten gains. They think it is allright to start a few WARS under a totally false pretense, & then send thousands of our boys off to fight & die in those wars, (without proper armor for their vehicles) & then when they get back home (if they survive) the GOP does not want to pay for their health care -- or to get them jobs.

    Bring on the JUDDS. Bring in the flowering buds of Beauty to fight the awful Beast that has ruled us too long now. For in this war of Good and Evil, we must never hold back the weapons of truth, justice, honor, & courage -- as they tenderly reside in an educated talented lady like Ashley Judd.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    As much as I would like to think that Ashley Judd has a legitimate chance of winning this seat, my more realistic side knows that her chance of winning a seat in deeply red Kentucky is slim to none. Add on the fact that she will most likely be running against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and her chances are even more minute. I'm not saying that she's doomed to fail, but I am realistic with regards to her real chances.

    Her best chance in this race will be if Mr. McConnell is knocked out in a primary battle and thrown out of office. While that is not likely, it is possible. Mr. McConnell has been a thorn in the side of President Obama his entire President, famously declaring that his only goal was to make President Obama a one-term President, but that may not be enough to keep his job if someone runs to his right. The Republican party in places like Kentucky and other Midwestern states is far to the right of a typical Northeast republican, so it is not going to surprise me if Mr. McConnell is unseated. On the other hand, I just don't see that happening.

    I am a big fan of Ashley Judd and all of the philanthropic that she does throughout our country and the world. I do wonder if she is very serious about this run or if she is just trying to shed light on some of her main causes, like Ron Paul did when he ran for President but knew he wouldn't win. I do think that she is the best chance that the Democrats have in Kentucky, but I'm just not sure that I'm sold that she has a legitimate shot at unseating Mr. McConnell.
  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    I am all for better looking Senators. I hope that she runs and wins. I bet she sure doesn't know how to play the game. She would need a very good advisor who is aware of the KY demographics. And a strong ad campaign. It's would be tough to get an unconventional voting group to change their ideas. I would think something that would sell well in KY is employment opportunities.
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Hey Tony, employment opportunities would sell well in ANY state. Look at the millions of un-employed, and you have to believe that. The only problem I see here, is how can she, especially as a newcomer, really do anything to remedy the current situation, in Kentucky or anywhere in the U.S.? I sure wish her the best, as I feel exactly as you do, and even stronger, as I want to see Mitch bite the dust. Mitch sure hasn't corrected the unemployment situation, so she is not at any disadvantage with him in that department for sure. I do believe that Kentuckians, just like all Americans, are ready for a change in the Congress, and this is one fine lady in one fine place to start.
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    2014 is an off year. She may not win but does set the stage for Hillary in 2016. And Ashley can then take on Rand.
  • Center Left
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    Gems,
    The reason I believe Kentucky would especially need jobs is because They have Louisville that has some manufacturing, that and Lexington are college towns. Not a lot of infrastructure outside of that though. Beautiful horse farms but that benefits only the wealthy who own them and the small number they hire at low wages. I believe there is much poverty in that state.
    Just accross the bridge from Cincinnati there's businesses too because the Cin. folks get lower rent accross the bridge. My last company had our Cincinnati office in Erlanger, Kentucky just accross the bridge.
  • Center Left
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    McConnell strategy released. It says that Ashley Judd could not have won because she's too liberal.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mcconnell-ashley-judd-20130409,0,2216803.story

    Much more info in this link (Mother Jones)
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/04/mitch-mcconnell-ashley-judd-secret-...
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    Mitch may wish he never called the FBI. He thinks he was bugged ala Watergate. But in this day and age an i-phone makes more sense. Or like Nixon he may have recorded for CYA reasons or one of his staff may have.
  • Center Left
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    GemsWoven Wrote: Mitch may wish he never called the FBI. He thinks he was bugged ala Watergate. But in this day and age an i-phone makes more sense. Or like Nixon he may have recorded for CYA reasons or one of his staff may have.
    You're right Gems. I think it's funny that he's blaming liberals for Nixon type recordings. Here's the link to the story...

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-wants-fbi-probe-of-alleged-bugging-of-offices/2013/04/09/5e0769b2-a14e-11e2-82bc-511538ae90a4_story.html
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    The media will try and make a big deal out of this, in this day of instant communication via,Twitter,Skype,iPhones ,iPads its no wonder more of this type of scooping isn't done, both sides do this type of strategic planning on how to discredit your opponent. Kentucky needs to stay focused on the issues of Jobs and the economy and not play into this type of distraction.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    johnnycee Wrote: The media will try and make a big deal out of this, in this day of instant communication via,Twitter,Skype,iPhones ,iPads its no wonder more of this type of scooping isn't done, both sides do this type of strategic planning on how to discredit your opponent. Kentucky needs to stay focused on the issues of Jobs and the economy and not play into this type of distraction.
    I do not know much about Kentucky; hills, horses, old barns ? One old artifact which should go is that drawling old slow talking Mc Connell; seeing this guy on TV makes me very sleepy. Probably some old barn horses elected him because he is still living inthe 1880's in his mind.
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    ..."hills, horses, old barns"... yes and bourbon and basketball, too. As bad and unpopular as Mcconnell is Kentucky is still a red state and a very liberal Judd would have a hard time beating him if she had run.

    I think she made the right choice to stay out. Why put herself through it? Now she can put her efforts into helping a candidate with a better chance to beat Mcconnell.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    I was in Kentucky a couple of years ago and the scenery is fantasic, I don't know much about their economy but I do know that with my Pension and my social security and my wifes social security and considering the cost of living expense is so much less than where I am now, we could live more than comfortable.