Ashley Judd’s Senate Campaign Looks Legit


After months of rumors that Kentucky native Ashley Judd will challenge the state's powerful Republican leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, in 2014, Politico reports that she's laying the groundwork for a campaign. That includes meeting with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, talking to a Democratic pollster, and doing opposition research on herself, to see where she's vulnerable. Auto-opposition research sounds stressful (Who really wants to know what people are saying behind their back?), but it's hard to imagine anyone better equipped to handle it than a Hollywood actress over the age of 40. What male politician ever got a memo noting that, since going up one dress size, she looked like a "cow" and a "pig" who "better watch out" because her husband "is looking for his second wife?"