The Ed Show | February 19, 2013
>>> welcome back to "the ed show." there are signs senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is worried about losing his job. actress ashley judd is seriously considering running against the gentleman from kentucky . she is reportedly consulted with new york senator gillibrand and hired a democratic pollster to judge her chances in the bluegrass state. karl rove already spent $10,000 attacking ashley judd with this wild and crazy commercial, and now mitch mcconnell is taking on judd in his first commercial of his 2014 reelection campaign. it pokes fun at the president of the united states and other possible democratic candidates who might take on mcconnell .
>> i'm going to start with this young lady right here in sort of the pink-white blouse, right there. and wait until the microphone comes up. introduce yourself.
>> from the volunteer state , i proudly stand to nominate.
>> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
>> tennessee, the home of former president al gore .
>> the fact mitch mcconnell is spending time and money attacking ashley judd is a sure sign he is in deep trouble. come on, she is a hollywood liberal from tennessee who might run in kentucky ? meanwhile, recent poll numbers also don't look too good for mcconnell . only 17% of kentucky voters would vote for the senate minority leader if the election were held today. another poll shows his approval rating at 37%. it makes him the least popular senator in the country. and in a head to head matchup against ashley judd , mcconnell is leading by only nine points. now, these numbers and mcconnell 's new commercial prove the republican minority leader is in a pretty rough spot early on, and there is plenty of time for ashley judd to make up those nine points if she by chance decides to run. in the 2014 midterm election , which of course is only 623 days away . 623 days away , and mitch, you're worried?
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