Mitt Romney won Kentucky’s eight electoral votes by a 60.5 – 37.8 percent margin. President Obama only carried four of the commonwealth’s 120 counties, and three of those were razor-thin victories.
Kentucky, of course, is solidly Republican. But Ashley Judd may make a run at the Senate anyway, potentially facing off against
Shell-less Turtle Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. Given McConnell’s stature and seniority, you’d think this would be a nonstarter for the Democrats, that the Republican Party wouldn’t even have to fret over such a challenge.
But some folks are clearly quite scared at the prospect of Judd’s running against McConnell. The speculative attack ads are already flying from American Crossroads, the Super PAC created by 2012’s big loser Karl Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie.
The spot, which goes hard after Judd by mockingly supporting her candidacy, closes with the tagline: “Ashley Judd: An Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal who’s right at home here in Tennessee.” Harsh burn.