[Actress] Ashley Judd (D) is seriously exploring a 2014 run for the Senate to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Politico reports.Judd is an eloquent feminist, and an outspoken survivor, and I would love to see her in the US Senate. And if she could rid of Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul in the process, all the better.
"In recent weeks, Judd has spoken with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about the possibility of a run, has discussed a potential bid with a Democratic pollster and has begun to conduct opposition research on herself to see where she's most vulnerable in the Bluegrass State, sources say."
"Whether Judd jumps into the race remains far from certain. She's reportedly also weighing whether to wait until 2016 to instead take on freshman Sen. Rand Paul, sources say."
It's interesting, isn't it, how often male celebs are recruited for political office and how infrequently female celebs are. It would be swell if Judd, should she decide running for office is a good choice for her, started a new trend.
I mean, if Arnold Schwarzenegger can run California, that probably means Rosario Dawson could be president no problem.