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March 17, 2013
Are Democrats backing away from Ashley Judd?
Practical politics will usually win out. And in the case of Ashley Judd's probable challenge in Kentucky to Senator Mitch McConnell, the ideological layout of the state is telling Democrats that the celeb doesn't have much of a chance. Washington Times: Democratic Party leaders are stepping back and taking a clear look at the candidate, and some say she may not be best to run against the five-term Kentucky senator in 2014, Newsmax reports. "She's going to have a tough road to hoe," said Jim Cauley, campaign manager for Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in 2007, in a ThisWeek.com 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. ThisWeek.com reports, "Democrats worry that Judd, a political neophyte, could cost the party a winnable race." And the National Journal reports, "the honeymoon is over for Ashley...(Read Full Post)