The Daily Rundown | March 11, 2013
>>> let's bring back the gaggle. ashley judd , a made-for- cable television senate candidate, if there ever was one. actress, tennessee resident. perry, you're a kentucky resident or former kentucky .
>> i used to be.
>> former kentucky residents. what's been interesting about the ashley judd candidacy it's got a life of its own. nobody in d.c. is recruiting her, nobody outside the congressman from louisville is recruiting her. there's a weird panic among some panic going, uh-oh, she could define the class, define democrats in kentucky as too liberal. this is something that's got some democrats nervous.
>> it does. i can tell you i've had a call from democrats in kentucky who told me i'm not sure she's the right candidate. she may be too liberal for the state. the counterargument is she can be an elizabeth warren -style figure, raises a lot of money, has a big profile. kentucky is not massachusetts and she's just too liberal for the state.
>> the thing, david, with mitch mcconnell , while ashley judd can raise a ton of money, she can double the amount of money mitch mcconnell can raise. he can now count on raising 60.
>> i'm not convinced that ashley judd isn't a mitch mcconnell plant. look, the problem is that ashley judd is a hollywood tennessee liberal in a state that elects democrats, but they are conservative-minded democrats. this is not the kind of person to take out mcconnell. what i'd say --
>> especially someone like mcconnell.
>> this is what usually happens when you can't find somebody so you go celebrity. i've seen republicans do this numerous times.
>> name i.d. will not help at all.
>> that's what's so odd is that there are -- the democratic bench in kentucky is about as healthy as it is in any state.
>> they have got a democratic governor, a democratic secretary of state who is open to running for this seat, i've been told by people very familiar with the thinking. so there's chandler, who's now an ex-member of congress who's run statewide before himself, held lower statewide office. there are plenty of candidates on the bench, so it's not like they absolutely are desperate for a candidate.
>> i think you just heard what's going on with kentucky democratic party and the dsc. we have all these other people. we can't get this woman. it's going to be interesting to see because the nrsc has dealt with this several cycles. with candidates like please don't run.
>> but they can't say it.
>> she's very popular there. she's a popular person. people know her in washington. she's also just frozen the field because no one wants to run against her, even if you are a popular kentucky democratic.
>> you're not going to win a primary.
>> shameless plugs. david, i hope you use it. plug your new blog.
>> it's gawkers or gopers, focuses on house republicans, republicans in general. come early and often.
>> gab stoppers.
>> i'm with the washington animal rescue league. great facility, we got our dog from them.
>> march madness is starting soon, so university of louisville , go cards.
>> so you're on the louisville.
>> so maybe this is where you're anti- ashley judd .
>>> that's it for this edition of " the daily rundown."