Ashley Judd is considering a Senate bid in Kentucky, injecting a high-profile celebrity into Democrats' ambitions to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) next year.
American Crossroads, the SuperPAC co-founded by Karl Rove, is out today with a spot that should give her a reality check in the rough-and-tumble landscape of present-day politics.
The spot, called Ashley's Story, uses past footage of Judd speaking about her commitment to President Obama, telling a crowd that "Tennessee is home," and talking about "hillbillies." She's also shown calling herself "delightfully radical." The intent is to cast her as a "Hollywood liberal," a characterization that previously hurt George Clooney's father, Nick Clooney, when he ran for a Kentucky congressional seat in 2004.
According to Politico, American Crossroads is spending $10,000 on the online spot.