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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:22 PM

Ashley Judd meets with DSCC (in Washington D.C)



Ashley Judd meets with DSCC

Actress Ashley Judd privately met with officials at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington earlier this week, as she continues to weigh whether to mount a Senate run against Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, according to two sources familiar with the session.

According to one person familiar with the matter, Tuesday’s meeting was Judd’s first formal one with officials at the DSCC, which coordinates strategy, recruits and fundraises on behalf of Democratic Senate candidates. DSCC officials refused to comment, saying they would not discuss candidate recruitment.

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Full article here: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/judd-meets-with-dscc-87867.html?hp=l9




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Reply Ashley Judd meets with DSCC (in Washington D.C) (Original post)
Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #1
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #3
hrmjustin Feb 2013 #2
Firebrand Gary Feb 2013 #4
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #5
longship Feb 2013 #6
yodermon Feb 2013 #7
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #8
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #13
Tanuki Feb 2013 #17
xtraxritical Feb 2013 #18
pangaia Feb 2013 #23
Tanuki Feb 2013 #24
stevenleser Feb 2013 #9
Botany Feb 2013 #10
iandhr Feb 2013 #11
Adenoid_Hynkel Feb 2013 #21
iandhr Feb 2013 #12
CaptCaribbean Feb 2013 #14
Yavin4 Feb 2013 #15
rachel1 Feb 2013 #16
Rosco T. Feb 2013 #19
MADem Feb 2013 #20
NBachers Feb 2013 #22
Bake Feb 2013 #25
tblue37 Feb 2013 #27
Bake Feb 2013 #28
tblue37 Feb 2013 #26
Bake Feb 2013 #29

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:25 PM

1. veddy, veddy, interesting................................

What FUN to have her run against the turtle.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:27 PM

3. And LAST WEEK she met with a handful of influential Democratic insiders in Louisville, KY.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:27 PM

2. I think if she ran it would be a very competitive primary fight.

I am all for who can beat McConnell, and i am just not sure she can do it. They have a few good politicians there that might run in the primary. If she wins i hope the primary battle readies her.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:37 PM

4. She can absolutely win if WE fight for her to do so.

Ashley has the potential to command a very formidable campaign, if she really wants it. Seeing what is taking place in the state that she loves, I suspect that she will challenge McConnell. She cares about her state too much, not to do so.

Additionally, she will also garner a lot support among voices who have been dormant for too long.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:54 PM

5. I'm dense, just now catching on that Ashley is Naomi Judd's daughter. I guess I thought....

.....they might be related in some way..... Isn't Naomi a Republican????

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:18 PM

6. Oh boy! Is this great!


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:26 PM

7. I just IMDB'd her... she was in the ST:TNG episode "Darmok"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708696/

that right there rocks all by itself

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Response to yodermon (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:40 PM

8. Below is a link to her bio - includes her Humanitarian Work and Political Activities



Full BIO here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashley_Judd


Also, Judd was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky on May 9, 2009.
Judd subsequently earned a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration degree (MC MPA) from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2010.


Note: This is what a 'Master of Public Administration' is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Public_Administration


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:31 PM

13. How is it that McConnell paints her as an outsider from Tenn. in his TV spots?

 

His ads show her saying "I love Tenn" about a hundred times and ways, what's that about? If she is to run, any other Dem. aspirants must be stopped early or Democrats will shoot themselves in the foot.

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:09 PM

17. He is a fool to try to portray her as an outsider or carpetbagger.

Ashley does currently live in Williamson county, TN, to be near to her mom and sister. I grew up right across the river from Ashland, KY , where her family has lived for generations, and can assure you that people understand why the Judds had to move away to pursue their careers, and they are very proud of them. The Judds come back to visit frequently and are great "ambassadors". Ashley is often caught on camera at basketball games of her alma mater UK, fanatically cheering for the Wildcats. Everyone in Appalachia has family who have had to.move elsewhere for work, and I think the fact that Ashley wants to return and give something back will be seen as a.positive thing.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:47 PM

18. Thanks, that makes good sense, now the McConnell ads just seem desperate and tawdry.

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:29 AM

23. I thought it said Bourbonville, KY. :>))

Go Ashley !!!

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Response to pangaia (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:33 PM

24. re: "Bourbonville"

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Response to yodermon (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:03 AM

9. Darmok and Jelad at Tenagra. The beast at Tenagra. When the walls fell.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:06 AM

10. She is a lot more camera friendly then mitch

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:24 AM

11. No kidding

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Response to Botany (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:23 AM

21. You lie!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:27 AM

12. HELL YEAH Go for it ASHLEY

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 01:27 PM

14. Run, Ashley Run

Mitch Galapagos Tortoise McConnell and his obstructionist pals have done more to slow the progress of America moving forward than most anyone else. His seat is ripe for the pickin'. Run Ashley. The Tortoise won't win this race, no matter how much scratch the Kook Bros. Dump into it.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:05 PM

15. Video of Mitch McConnell's Reaction to Ashley Judd's Trip to DC

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:26 PM

16. Go Ashley! Her views resonate strongly with KY voters which explains why McConnell is so scared

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:57 PM

19. Yertle the Turtle and his theme song :)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 10:41 PM

20. Wonder if Turtle Boy is starting to pucker....? nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 03:48 AM

22. OPEN UP A PLACE FOR ME TO DONATE NOW

OPEN UP A PLACE FOR ME TO DONATE NOW

I'm like anti-all caps, but this is an extraordinary circumstance.

I've visited her beautiful website, http://ashleyjudd.com/

"Follow Ashley on Twitter at @ashleyjudd."

I've put her email address into my address book: juddashley5@gmail.com

This is just a "fan mail" drop, and I don't know if anyone actually reads this stuff. I'll post any responses I get.

My email:

Dear Ms. Judd,

I will contribute to your Senate race as soon as you open a donation site.

I am not a resident of Kentucky, but I will be proud to send you contributions. Please let me know as soon as you open up a donation site, and I'll be there.

I can only make small contributions, but I belong to http://www.democraticunderground.com/ and the activist members of this online community are chomping at the bit to get involved in your campaign.

Thank you,

NBachers
San Francisco CA

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:20 PM

25. Sorry, but I don't get the Ashley Judd adoration here.

I live in KY. I seriously doubt she can beat McConnell. We have some solid Democrats who CAN beat the Turtleman, but all the oxygen goes to Ashley Judd. So she goes to UK games and did a sexy poster for the Cats a few years ago. That doesn't qualify her to run for the Senate.

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:28 PM

27. A master's in public administration from Harvard, a

history of progressive activism, and name recognition and goodwill, which counys for a lot among low-information voters.

And some of the mouth breathers who voted for Palin because she was attractive might also vote for AJ, even if they are R voters.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #27)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:40 PM

28. I'm aware of her resume.

But she hasn't been a Kentuckian for years.

She would no doubt do well in Louisville/Jefferson County. And maybe Ashland. That alone won't get her elected. Meanwhile, Dems who could, in fact, beat the Turtle are ignored.

Bake

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:25 PM

26. She could win. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #26)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 05:41 PM

29. Based on what?

Bake

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