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Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Ashley Judd's Senate Run

Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Ashley Judd's Senate Run

All the talk–and hype–regarding actress Ashley Judd’s run for the Senate may be premature. Seems her own party is having second thoughts about her chances of capturing what it perceives as a winnable Senate seat.

Judd hasn’t officially announced her intentions to challenge Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, but she’s done much of the leg work to set up such a run including a recent political-style appearance at George Washington University.

Now, The Washington Times reports Democrats aren’t so sure she’s the best person for the job.

“She’s going to have a tough road to hoe,” said Jim Cauley, campaign manager for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in 2007, in a report. “She doesn’t fit the damn state,” which is a conservative stronghold. Fully 60 percent of Kentuckians voted for Mitt Romney in 2012. Democrats have begun expressing concern about some of Ms. Judd‘s statements and views. reports, “Democrats worry that Judd, a political neophyte, could cost the party a winnable race.”


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