It’s kind of significant that there are Kentucky Democrats who were willing to go on the record to scream “NOOOOOOOO!” about the thought of Ashley Judd running for Senate in Tennessee - oops, sorry, Kentucky. Normally, neither politicians nor their support staff like to put their names to comments like these:
“If [Rep.] John Yarmuth wants to be highest ranking Democrat in the state of Kentucky, he should keep pushing Ashley Judd,” [Kentucky Democratic consultant] Jimmy] Cauley said. “Because we will lose the Legislature and we will lose the governor’s office and he’ll be the only one left.”
Mind you, Yarmuth is already the senior member of the Kentucky Democrats in Congress – which is a nice way of saying that he’s the only Kentucky Democrat in Congress. And the increasingly beleaguered colleagues back in Kentucky are not exactly welcoming the thought of having to explain Judd’s candidacy in their own districts:
“Ashley Judd is very bright young lady. Lots of talent,” said Democratic state Sen. Dennis Parrett, who represents a conservative district. He paused for a long time. “But I’m not sure that she needs to run for U.S. senator.”
PS: Glenn Reynolds says that he’s got a document to drop on Ashley Judd. Yeah, there’s a lot of us looking forward to the chance to cause a little mischief (yes, that’s a link to the infamous Josh Trevino post about Ashley Judd in Africa).