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Republican group mocks Ashley Judd's Senate hopes in ad

10:17 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
Actress Ashley Judd was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. (Photo: Matt Sayles, AP)
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Ashley Judd is getting her introduction to campaign-style politics in a new ad mocking her past comments about President Obama and the state she calls home.

The actress is considering a Senate bid next year in Kentucky against Republican leader Mitch McConnell. The ad is paid for by American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove that spent millions of dollars in the 2012 elections.

"Ashley Judd - An Obama-following radical, Hollywood liberal who is right at home here in Tennessee. I mean, Kentucky," says the ad announcer.

Judd was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention last summer from Tennessee, the state she has called home for years. She grew up in Kentucky and went to college there.

The ad uses clips of Judd saying, among other things, that she is "aggressively and delightfully radical" and would "follow" Obama anywhere. Those kinds of quotes aren't likely to engender her to Kentucky voters, who overwhelming voted Republican in the last presidential election.

Judd said last month that she's looking closely at the 2014 race, arguing that the people of Kentucky "need a fighter."

American Crossroads will run the ad for two weeks through online advertising, and is spending $10,000. Apparently, the group had some fun digging up Judd's remarks and putting together its latest work.

"We hope you enjoy watching the ad as much as we enjoyed creating it," said Jonathan Collegio, the group's communications director.

Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

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