Karl Rove http://wfpl.org en Former Mitch McConnell Aide, Karl Rove Protégé Launches Kentucky Super PAC http://wfpl.org/post/former-mitch-mcconnell-aide-karl-rove-prot-g-launches-kentucky-super-pac <p>A Kentucky-based Republican operative is launching a new super PAC that observers expect will help Senator Mitch McConnell in the 2014 U.S. Senate race.</p><p>GOP strategist Scott Jennings is a former Karl Rove deputy who worked as a campaign aide for McConnell before running Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign in Ohio. He now serves as a chief adviser to Kentuckians For Strong Leadership, which is listed to make unlimited outside expenditures in federal races.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/04/karl-rove-kentucky-super-pac-89639.html">Politico</a>:</p><blockquote><p>"Kentucky’s a battleground, in some ways, to keep conservative leadership in Washington," Jennings told POLITICO Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:59:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4836 at http://wfpl.org Karl Rove Promises More Ashley Judd Attack Ads http://wfpl.org/post/karl-rove-promises-more-ashley-judd-attack-ads <p>Republican strategist Karl Rove is promising more attack ads targeting actress Ashley Judd.</p><p>Judd is flirting with a bid against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who is up for re-election in 2014.</p><p>In a brutal online ad, <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/karl-roves-super-pac-targets-ashley-judd-new-attack-ad">American Crossroad tagged the actress-activist as an out-of-touch Hollywood liberal</a>, and criticized her for living in Tennessee. Rove is the super PAC's founder, and he says there's plenty more to come.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3912 at http://wfpl.org Karl Rove's Super PAC Targets Ashley Judd in New Attack Ad http://wfpl.org/post/karl-roves-super-pac-targets-ashley-judd-new-attack-ad <p>The Super PAC American Crossroads has released a stinging ad targeting actress-activist Ashley Judd, who is considering a bid against Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.</p><p>The digital spot portrays Judd as an out-of-touch Hollywood liberal and criticizes her for being a supporter of President Obama, living in Tennessee and progressive politics.</p><p>Watch:</p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gK0KQW0ppeE" frameborder="0" height="360" width="540"></iframe></p><p>The ad is called "Ashley's Story" and cost the group $10,000.</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:27:44 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 3837 at http://wfpl.org Karl Rove's Super PAC Targets Ashley Judd in New Attack Ad