Freeze Warning expires at 9:00 AM on 4/17, issued at 3:24 AM Allen, KY | Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Ary, KY

Expert Evaluates Judd’s Decision Not To Run For Senate

Reported by: Ellen Bryan
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/27/2013 11:46 pm

Ashley Judd will not run against US Senator Mitch McConnell in the next election, which she announced today on twitter.

With Judd out of the running, Dr. Stephen Voss, a UK Political Science Professor, said some of the excitement surrounding the campaign when a celebrity runs is lost too.

“Our national press coverage of this election will be a lot less than it originally seemed,” Voss said. “It’s going to operate a lot less under public scrutiny.”

Voss said Judd’s run for Senate probably would have brought out more voters.

“Ashley Judd might not have been able to beat Mitch McConnell, but she would have generated a lot of excitement,” Voss said. “Turn out would have risen. The money would have poured in. Some people who weren't previously democrats would have registered as democrats to feel like they were part of what she was doing.”

But Voss didn’t think she would win an election against McConnell because he said she’s a liberal activist democrat in a conservative state.

“Probably her running would have been really fun and cost Mitch McConnell and his supporters a lot of money and failed,” Voss said.

Voss said he does still expect this election to get a lot of attention, but it won’t bring the same novelty of having a big movie star in the running.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Proposed Walmart In Versailles Causing Controversy
A Walmart Supercenter may be coming to Versailles, but families there have mixed feelings about the development. Video Video
Cal Says It's Time For Media To Cough Up The Cash
NCAA needs to pay for players families to travel to tournament, not offer media perks. Video Video
UPDATE: Man Shot At Lexington Park Dies
The Fayette County Coroner said the man shot in the head Sunday night at a park in Lexington did not survive. Video Video
Arrests Made After Market Robbed
Police say three suspects wanted after a robbery didn't get very far.
Two Men Injured In Violent Crash In Laurel County
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said two London men were airlifted to UK Hospital after the car they were in left Wyan Road Tuesday night and hit a tree head-on.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.