Ashley Judd Preparing to Challenge Mitch McConnell for Kentucky Senate Seat

Ashley Judd Mitch McConnell Senate Race

If this thing’s a beauty pageant, he’s toast!!

The two “sources” for this story are really all you need to know about the odds of Ashley Judd running for and winning the Senate seat currently held by Mitch McConnell…  (Via Drudge):

MYFOXDC:  Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce her political aspirations, but a source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells FOX411′s Pop Tarts column the actress is preparing herself to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014.

At least in Ashley’s mind, it is happening,” said the insider. “She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don’t know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place.”

According to FOX 411′s Pop Tarts column… “at least in Ashley Judd’s mind”… she’s running!!!

Double sourced.  Double awesome!

Judd, 44, has reportedly been meeting with well-financed Democratic donors, and last week ventured to Washington D.C for more public engagements.According to Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, a member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a Judd run is likely much more than a Hollywood fantasy.

“There looks to be a lot of noise around her running and she’s been active in commenting on politics of the day so it is certainly possible,” he said. “Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s approval ratings are low, and a lot of reports show that he is vulnerable to a challenge. While Kentucky leans right, it is not as conservative as most of its neighbors and the voters of Kentucky may be looking to send a message that they don’t feel fairly represented by Minority Leader McConnell.”

So is Judd’s move from Hollywood star to thoughtful humanitarian impressive enough for Kentuckians to take her seriously?”

One tiny little detail might stand in her way…

WFPL:  The National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee is mocking actress Ashley Judd’s lack of residency in Kentucky as she considers a bid against Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

In the faux fundraising e-mail, the NRSC asks potential donors to help Judd find a place to live in the Bluegrass state.

“Ashley Judd needs your help. Despite the fact that she lives in Tennessee, Judd desperately wants to run for Senate in neighboring Kentucky,” the e-mail reads. “I know what you’re thinking: how can a person who has said ‘Tennessee is home,’ that San Francisco is ‘my American city home’ and that she ‘winters in Scotland’ run for Senate in Kentucky?”

Judd being a Tennessee resident and delegate at the 2012 Democratic National Convention has been a consistent point of attack for Republicans . Last month, Karl Rove’s super PAC American Crossroads released an ad that pummeled her with that point, among other things.

In recent public appearances, Judd has emphasized her upbringing in eastern Kentucky and supporters often mention that Judd and her family still have roots in the state.

“What I say is her family has been in Kentucky at least eight generations. She grew up in Kentucky. She’s a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She’s UK’s number one basketball fan,” Congressman John Yarmuth, D-Ky., a Judd supporter, told WFPL last month. “She is so closely identified with this state, she and her family that all of this stuff about carpetbagging will not stick to her. She’s just too firmly rooted in Kentucky.”

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