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Sunday, October 23, 2016

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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  • Migwaumps

    I believe you have forgotten George Murphy, who became a senator from California.

    • HKeith

      They sure did.

    • BDD1951

      Also, Sonny Bono and the guy who played the purser on Love Boat.

  • 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!!!


      OK with me but is she not a one one percenter?

      • 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.

        • CYNICALZ

          It is fine to be anyone in the 1% when your elected into office. It is after that they want to raise taxes on the 1%.

          • 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.

          • CYNICALZ

            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.

  • Ashley was on a flight of mine a few months ago and could not have been nicer!! Would love to have represent us!….And better yet beat Mitch!

  • Paris2012

    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!

  • jarheadgene

    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.

  • If Ashley runs and gets elected she would be the sexiest gal in politics. Wait a minute-sex is politics isn’t it?

  • Jack Wormer

    In the case of Reagan it is clear that living in La La Land has softened his brain with all consequences since…

  • Fubom

    High time for some new faces, and fresh ideas, in the senate.

  • You forgot George Murphy! I do not favor actors as politicians. The damages have been great.

  • ralphkr

    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.