Actress and activist Ashley Judd is keeping busy as she ponders entering a Senate race in KY. Judd and her husband, race car driver Dario Franchitti, are divorcing, reports US Weekly.
The news comes as Judd ramps up her consideration of a challenge to KY Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader. And National Journal's Michael Catalini thinks the celebrity divorce is bad news for McConnell - because he would have had the best shot against Judd over Democratic challengers, and now she's less likely to run.
"There are other more-conservative Democratic candidates waiting in the wings, such as KY Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, who would be better-positioned to give the vulnerable McConnell a serious challenge."
Of course, McConnell still has to get renominated. Democrats are helping recruit a right-wing challenge to McConnell in his own primary. Democratic donors and a liberal SuperPAC in KY have promised Tea Partiers that they'll shell out millions of dollars to back a conservative candidate against the minority leader.
Via US Weekly and National Journal.