The Karl Rove backed American Crossroads is wasting no time placing its bet on reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, unveiling a new ad that mocks potential celebrity foe, actress Ashley Judd.
In the $10,000 online ad, Judd is portrayed as an Obama clone who doesn't know if she's from Tennessee or Kentucky, where McConnell is up for reelection. And maybe the worst: She's show 'dissing hillbillies.
"I've been progressively and delightfully radical," she says, adding, "I don't know a lot of hillbillies who play golf."
McConnell recently released an internal poll that showed a matchup with the Hollywood darling who grew up in Kentucky could be close, though less so after voters are shown her liberal leanings. Judd hasn't decided to run yet, but has been making the rounds in Washington where she has received good media reviews.
Below is the script of "Ashley's Story."
Voice Over: You know what this country really needs?
VO: An independent voice...for Obama...
JUDD: "...I am committed to President Obama and Vice President Biden..."
JUDD: "...I think he's a brilliant man..."
JUDD: "...he is now able to flower more as the president I knew he could be..."
VO: ...A leader...who knows how to follow...
JUDD: "...I will go wherever the President wants me to go..."
VO: Someone who will never forget where she came from...
JUDD: ...and it just clicked: Tennessee is home"
JUDD: ...and it just clicked: [VO: Kentucky] is home"
VO: Someone who knows what's good for us...
JUDD: "Obamacare has done so much for us in the state of Tennessee."
VO: Someone who shares our values...
JUDD: "I got radical. And I've been progressively and delightfully radical..."
VO: Someone from out-of-state who understands us hillbillies...
JUDD: "I don't know a lot of hillbillies who play golf."
JUDD: "hillbillies..." "hillbillies..." "hillbillies..."
VO: Her own grandmother says, "She's a Hollywood liberal"... But isn't that what we need?
VO: Ashley Judd. An Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal who's right at home here in Tennessee. I mean Kentucky.