More to say about the Ashley Judd vs. Mitch McConnell for Senate speculation, which is becoming Kentucky’s political version of Pacquiao-Mayweather — an interesting idea that may never happen.
(You decide who’s who. I’m not going there.)
The Daily’s blog posted a handy charticle:
It’s a fun chart. Yesterday, of course, Politico.com reported that Judd is “seriously exploring” a run in 2014 for the senate seat McConnell now holds.
Rep. John Yarmuth has spoken well of a possible Judd candidacy, telling WFPL just after the 2012 election that it was an “intriguing idea.”
In yesterday’s Politico piece, Yarmuth said:
“She is doing all the things that a serious candidate exploring a race should do,” Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) told POLITICO after speaking with her. “I think there are a lot of people, and I was one of them, who wanted to let her know that her candidacy would be an exciting prospect for us. That’s what I wanted her to know. A lot of the labor unions, they were telling me that too.”
Yarmuth will soon be the only Kentucky Democrat in Congress, since Rep. Ben Chandler lost his re-election bid. Whatever weight his support may carry, other state Democrats — House Speaker Greg Stumbo and Auditor Adam Edelen, for instance — have expressed doubts about a Judd candidacy.
The primary election will be May 2014. That’s how long this may be going on, folks.