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Looking good for a Naomi Judd Senate run? If so, can she win in Kentucky?
Will Ashley Judd Challenge Mitch McConnell for Senate? Kentucky Democrats Think So

By SHUSHANNAH WALSHE (@shushwalshe)
Feb. 25, 2013


She hasn't announced yet, but her biggest supporter in Kentucky, Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth, told ABC News, "I would be surprised if she doesn't run at this point."

"My impression is this is something she wants to do, and she is now taking the time to make the contacts she needs to make throughout the state to try and generate commitments of support and in some cases fundraising," Yarmuth said. "She is certainly acting like a candidate, a potential candidate.


Yarmuth, the only Kentucky Democrat in Congress, said he expects the decision to come soon.

The race will be one of the most watched in the country, with outside money pouring into the state. Yarmuth said: "It would be a great economic stimulus. It would be Christmas for six months or more," especially for local television stations that would run political commercials.

"I think the contrast would be so marked and I think it will be someone with a vision for the future and someone so stuck in a rut in the past that he no longer represents the future of the commonwealth," Yarmuth said.

One thing that's guaranteed is it will be a brutal race -- a 30-year veteran of Washington against a Hollywood star active in liberal Democratic politics from a legendary family. Judd's mother is the country singer Naomi Judd and her half-sister is the singer Wynonna Judd.

Once again, media congenitally incapable of saying simply "Democrat" or "Democratic." Hard to know how this author made a judgment about whether Judd is center right, center left or liberal.

She was an enthusiastic supporter of Obama, who is certainly not a liberal Democrat, depite all the RW comments to the contrary.
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