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FRANKFORT, Ky. - Actress Ashley Judd is already being attacked by a GOP group even though she hasn't officially declared she's running for a Senate spot in Kentucky.
American Crossroads, the super PAC co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove that spent millions of dollars in the 2012 elections, released an ad that highlights Judd's comments on her political allegiance to President Obama, and even pokes fun at her quoted as calling Tennessee "home" - where she now lives - when she would be considering a run for Senate in Kentucky.
The former Kentuckian is an active supporter of Tennessee Democrats, and since she now lives in Tennessee, she would have to re-establish a residence in Kentucky before she could challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in his 2014 re-election bid.
No Democrats have stepped forward to challenge McConnell for 2014, a political powerhouse who already has $6.8 million in the bank for his re-election.
Judd has said in statements that she's honored to be mentioned as a potential candidate, but she has sidestepped the question of whether she would ever officially get into the race.
"I cherish Kentucky, heart and soul, and while I'm very honored by the consideration, we have just finished an election, so let's focus on coming together to keep moving America's families, and especially our kids, forward," she said.
Judd is a regular at University of Kentucky basketball games and the Kentucky Derby and has starred in such movies as "Kiss the Girls," "Double Jeopardy," "Where the Heart Is," and "High Crimes." She recently seperated from three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti.
To watch the new advertisement criticizing Judd, click on the player below (Mobile and tablet users go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gK0KQW0ppeE ).
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