Rove super PAC's ad mocks Ashley Judd, calls her Obama liberal

A political super PAC posted an ad on actress Ashley Judd, rumored to be a potential challenger for Sen. Mitch McConnell, calling her "an Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal."

An attack on someone who has not announced their candidacy is pretty rare, but an ad by Karl Rove-affiliated American Crossroads seems to be doing just that.

The super PAC posted a video targeted at actress Ashley Judd, a potential challenger for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., calling her an "Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal."

The video cherry-picks clips of Judd making pro-Obama statements such as, "I will go wherever the president wants me to go." Another clip shows her praising "Obamacare."

"Her own grandmother says she's a Hollywood liberal," a voice announces in the video. "Isn't that exactly what we need? Ashley Judd, an Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal who's right at home here in Tennessee. I mean, Kentucky."

Although Judd grew up in Kentucky and California, she attended high school in Tennessee. She currently lives near Nashville, Tenn.

The one-minute ad is titled "Vote for Me, You Hillbillies," with its credits falsely listing its creator as "Ashley Judd? Really?" The date on the video: "Whenever Obama tells her to run."

Judd responded to the clip in an emailed statement through her publicists, The Washington Post reported: "Ashley thanks Sen. McConnell, Karl Rove and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans, although a decision hasn't been made yet."

Judd's supporters took to Twitter to criticize the ad.

"Ashley Judd mocked in GOP ad. Will it scare her off Kentucky Senate run?" wondered a Twitter user.


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