Actress Ashley Judd hasn’t committed to a Senate campaign in Kentucky, but she’s already attracting the attention of American Crossroads, a super PAC advised by Karl Rove.
The web video is only a $10,000 buy, but it gives a sense of how Republicans would attack Judd should she get in the race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — as an Obama-loving liberal who lives in Tennessee.
“Ashley thanks Senator McConnell, Karl Rove, and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans, although a decision hasn’t been made yet,” a publicist for Judd told Reliable Source.
Meanwhile, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is out with its own ad attacking McConnell for opposing new gun legislation. In the ad, a gun-owning veteran says McConnell is against “common-sense reform” because he’s “funded by the gun industry.” Again, it’s a small buy — $27,700.
A recent poll found that only 17 percent of registered voters plan to support McConnell in 2014, including only 34 percent of Republicans. But Democrats don’t have a strong candidate in the Bluegrass State; the Fix has explained why Judd is not an ideal challenger. Kentucky Democrats are divided on whether her candidacy would be good for the party.