Ashley Judd is considering a run for U.S. Senate, and the fact that it's even crossed her mind is enough to draw fire from potential political opponents!
American Crossroads, a Super PAC founded by Karl Rove, made the ad, calling her "an Obama-following radical Hollywood Liberal." Take a look:
Judd is considering a run in her home state of Kentucky, which explains why the ad notes that she resides in neighboring Tennessee, at least for now.
A Democrat, Judd, who just split from Dario Franchitti, would potentially take on Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Minority Leader in 2014.
An uphill battle in right-leaning Kentucky, for sure. But an unwinnable one? Not necessarily, as evidenced by the fact that opponents are already scrambling to "define" her.
McConnell also isn't immensely popular with conservatives (and certainly not with Bluegrass State liberals) despite his long career in the Senate.
Needless to say, American Crossroads is not a fan, and Judd would be an underdog IF she decided to try it. But it's not as far-fetched as it sounds.
Other notable actors to achieve success in politics? Fred Thompson, Sonny Bono, Al Franken, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan.
Yes, even a former president. Just saying.