Alison Lundergan Grimes en McConnell, GOP going after Grimes <p>If you are an incumbent elected official and you are facing re-election, with dismal looking poll numbers and a potentially difficult challenger looming on the horizon, there is one thing you are likely to do.</p><p><br>Knock that challenger down a notch or two before he or she even gets in the race.</p><p><br>This is the situation where Kentucky’s senior senator, Republican Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate minority leader, finds himself.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 11855 at McConnell, GOP going after Grimes No Ashley Judd for Senate? No big deal <p>Ashley Judd, actress and activist, after months of speculation and a lot of conversations with political consultants and pollsters, tweeted out her intentions this week.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>She will not be a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The Kentucky Democratic Party will have to find someone else to take on Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.<br>&nbsp;</p><p>So much for that. That political bubble burst pretty quickly.</p><p>Democratic party leaders in Kentucky did not appear to be shedding any tears.</p> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 10892 at No Ashley Judd for Senate? No big deal