Uh-Oh - Report: DSCC pulling back from Ashley Judd
The DSCC was previously "all in" for Ms. Judd, but that was before a poll of
the Kentucky Senate race by one of their leading pollsters came out.
Now, reportedly, they're backing away slowly.
Via the Hill:
According to the Louisville Eccentric Observer,
after receiving the results of the poll, which The Hill has learned was
conducted for the committee by Fred Yang, who formerly worked for Gov.
Steve Beshear (D), the DSCC is "reevaluating" their initial "all-in"
support for Judd, as it showed Kentucky Secretary of State Allison
Lundergan Grimes (D) might be a stronger contender against Senate
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Judd's potential challenge to McConnell has picked up steam in recent
weeks, as she's met with donors in Kentucky, the DSCC and, reports
indicate, Democratic leaders in Washington.
But Democrats in
Kentucky remain skeptical of her candidacy, concerned that she could
cost them a winnable race due to her liberal political leanings and
connections to Obama, which could be toxic in a state that voted for GOP
presidential nominee Mitt Romney by more than 60 percent in 2012.
Perhaps also problematic would be her penchant for saying outrageous things and comparing everything she doesn't like to rape.