Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is polling at 47% in Kentucky. Under 50% is the danger zone for incumbents. So it’s no surprise that American Crossroads SuperPac run by Karl Rove is attacking actress Ashley Judd, before she even makes a final decision about running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The $10,000 ad buy will run for 2 weeks in the state.
The ad paints Ashley as a Hollywood elite and a blind Obama disciple. The problem is that these two things couldn’t be farther from the truth. When I was at the Democratic Convention this summer, I met Ashley Judd….at Target. She was shopping like a regular person.
See Ashley Judd is not a liberal Hollywood elite. She’s definitely liberal and an awesome reproductive and human rights activist. She’s feminist. She’s smart, with a masters degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. And she’s no nonsense.
But she’s also down to earth, a huge Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan, and from a family, that while famous, is pretty traditional.
No wonder they are scared. Check out the ad below. Transcript is after the jump.