Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection bid is just a movie star away from becoming the 2014 feature race – and both parties appear to be clamoring for her to take the part.

As Ashley Judd seems more and more interested in challenging the Kentucky Republican, Democrats and Republicans each argue her candidacy will help their party.

Republicans sound eager for Judd to jump into the Democratic primary and advance to challenge McConnell in November.

The 44-year-old Judd has yet to decide, but Washington Republicans have already compiled a greatest-hits list of her progressive ideals they expect to alienate enough Kentucky voters.

Among the statements, Judd declares the era of the coal plant “over” and raises questions about such conservative bedrocks as raising children and the traditions of marriage.

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