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Ashley Judd mocked in conservative super PAC attack ad - See video

02/06/2013 by Kristina Lopez

Ashley Judd has not yet officially announced if she has decided to run for a Senate seat in her home state of Kentucky, but that did not stop the conservative super PAC American Crossroads from making a pre-emptive strike by mocking the actress in an ad.

The ad, which can be seen below, portrays Judd as "an Obama-following radical Hollywood liberal," who has forgotten her Kentucky roots.

The video cuts to clips of Judd proclaiming her loyalty to Obama, calling Tennessee her home and making a reference to "hillbillies," though it is unclear who Judd was talking about for the hillbillies comment.

The ad even quotes Judd's grandmother calling the actress a "Hollywood liberal," in a November 2012 interview. The Tennessee reference stems from the fact that Judd has lived in the state for several years.

"If you follow Kentucky politics a lot of air is being pumped into the Ashley Judd trial balloon," Jonathan Collegio, a spokesperson for American Crossroads, told ABC News about the ad. "We just took the opportunity to pin prick it a little bit."

The ad will air in targeted zip code areas in Kentucky. Judd has not confirmed that she is planning to run for Senate in Kentucky in 2014 and the last update she gave to the press about the situation was that she was "taking a close look at it."

"I am incredibly honored and frankly overwhelmed by the outpouring of support - that the people of Kentucky are interested in having me represent them is the greatest honor of my life so far, and I am certainly taking a close look at it," the 44-year-old actress explained in Washington, according to Politico.

Judd, a noted Democrat, would be running against the Republican Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who is in his fifth term.

Rumblings of Judd's possible Senate run began in December. In January, the actress' mother, famed singer Naomi Judd, spoke to Larry King about the subject. The singer explained that while her daughter was still unsure of a possible senate run, she was "very interested in changing the world," and knew that "politics is a way to do that."

For the past four years, Judd has donated at least $7,500 to Democratic causes, including the first election campaign of President Barack Obama.

Judd is known for films such as "Kiss The Girls," "Double Jeopardy" and "Heat" and the short-lived ABC series "Missing." She and husband Dario Franchitti announced in late January that they were ending their 11-year marriage.

Check out the attack ad below.

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