Ashley Judd's U.S. Senate campaign ended before it started.
It still made for plenty of headlines, however, not the least of which when she wound up the subject of a recent scandal involving would-be opponent Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
On Tuesday, Mother Jones released a recording of a private meeting among McConnell's aides, in which they plotted against Judd in preparation for the 2014 campaign.
In the leaked Ashley Judd tape, McConnell staffers talked and laughed about her political ambitions, religious beliefs, and mental health (among other things).
Now Judd, for her part, is fighting back.