Actress Ashley Judd endorsed Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes Tuesday, backing the Kentucky secretary of state's challenge to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Judd had given serious consideration to challenging McConnell, but decided against running.
McConnell responded to Grimes' candidacy in a statement on Monday. "Accepting the invitation from countless Washington liberals to become President Obama's Kentucky candidate was a courageous decision by Alison Lundergan Grimes and I look forward to a respectful exchange of ideas," McConnell said. His campaign released a bizarre Web video on Tuesday, auto-tuning Grimes' voice.