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February 14, 2013


Kentucky Democrats Worry Judd May Drag Down Ticket

Roll Call: "Actress Ashley Judd's movement toward a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell makes Democrats in Washington, D.C., happy. But back in Kentucky, for many Bluegrass State Democrats, a potential Judd run brings a different feeling: heartburn."

"Democrats plugged into the Frankfort, Ky., zeitgeist publicly and privately confirmed those sentiments. The crux of their worry is this: As a celebrity and strong supporter of President Barack Obama, Judd's position at the top of the ticket could nationalize state and local races. They see her losing the Senate contest -- an uphill climb for any Democrat -- and potentially poisoning the conservative brand of some state Democrats."

A new poll shows Judd tailing McConnell by nine points in a Senate match up.












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