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Friday, April 20, 2018

Earlier this year, rumors began swirling that actress Ashley Judd might run for Senate in her home state of Kentucky, where she would challenge Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. While she has not yet officially announced her candidacy, Judd has begun assessing her chances by hiring a Democratic pollster and conducting opposition research on herself, Politico reported yesterday.

While we savor the possibility of an upcoming Judd-McConnell showdown, here are five thespians who turned their acting skills to politics.

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17 Responses to 5 Famous Actors Who Became Politicians

  1. I would love to see Ashley Judd run against 1%er scumbag Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. He is a traitor to the American middle class and has proved time and time again that he only represents the wealthy, the lobbyists and military / industrial complex!!!

      • I am not familiar with Ms. Judd’s politics. However, your statement seems to imply that just because she makes a lot of money that it follows that she will favor the 1% if elected to office. This is not necessarily true. Ted Kennedy championed the causes of the common man.

          • That was a nonsensical comment by a teananderthal. Spoil sport. Ashley Judd would be the greatest thing to happen to Kentucky in years. Of course, replacing Mitch with a small furry rodent would be an improvement.

          • bird- Is it possible that everyone that voted for Obama is infinitesimally stupid. Define one adverse comment against Ashley Judd!! In the meantime give Dirty Harry Reid a hug.

  2. I totally agree with John Z. Ashley is AWESOME! She is a beautiful person who also happens to be a big UK fan. She may not have to campaign too much. Our entire family will be voting for her if she decides to run!

  3. RUN ——– ASHLEY ——– RUN ——– Now that will be Entertainment…..let’s see the FOX yellow journalists try to make her look bad against McConnell. Their ratings will go straight into the toilet. And McConnell….YESTERDAY’s news just like ROMNEY.

  4. Murphy is not the only one left off the list. How about Sonny Bono, Helen Gahagan, Fred Grandy, Ben Jones, Steven Peace, Jesse Ventura, Ralph Waite, and about a dozen others but the heading did state FIVE actors and also stated FAMOUS. Just think how long the list would be if included ambassadors such as Shirley Temple, John Gavin and mayors.

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