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Iowa Gov. Branstad tells Karl Rove
to butt out of Iowa races

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:mikkins2, 2/16/2013 5:09:22 AM

Turmoil deepened Friday among leading Republicans over efforts to ward off controversial candidates in the next election, as Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad blasted a new candidate-steering plan by Karl Rove and warned him to stay out of state and congressional races. “I basically told Karl Rove that what he was doing is counterproductive and he needs to stay out of it,” said Branstad, recounting a phone call to Rove, the leader of the new Conservative Victory Project super PAC.

A Rove in the punchbowl. Even Rove´s friends are doing the double face-palm.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/16/2013 5:29:26 AM     (No. 9179327)

I think Rove´s philosophy is,pick a candidate and give him plenty of money to run ads against his opponent. The tea party´s is pick a candidate who will do what they´re elected to do and that´s oversee the government. I understand the importance of sheer numbers but if the ones elected are there for show,they´re not accomplishing anything.

Every election has a loser,so there´s no perfect way to come up with a winner every time,whether you´re well funded or not.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 2/16/2013 6:50:58 AM     (No. 9179402)

Rove needs to declare as a Democrat and be done with it.




Reply 3 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 2/16/2013 7:03:43 AM     (No. 9179428)

"I think that was a total backfire on Rove´s part," said Schwarm, a former Iowa Republican Party chairman and longtime Rove friend.

AP, even...

Reply 4 - Posted by: tangles, 2/16/2013 7:48:32 AM     (No. 9179494)

Gotta love Iowa!

Reply 5 - Posted by: BarryNo, 2/16/2013 8:33:29 AM     (No. 9179591)

When you look back at the very public, very controversial comments by the Aikens of that election, I have to ask: Where did the reporters get the line of questioning that resulted in the gaffes? Were the politicians set up? And by whom? Did a ´helpful´ Rovian have an off the cuff discussion on the subjects involved? Were the reporters then informed what questions should be asked to spark the comments?

RINOs are simply undercover Democrats, or rather, GOP Elites and Democrat Elites are the same family wearing different colored jackets.

How many other TEA Party candidates dodged the Aiken bullet?

Reply 6 - Posted by: tenncon231, 2/16/2013 8:42:04 AM     (No. 9179613)

Glad to see that the state "conservatives in the GOP" are not rolling over for rove!!

Reply 7 - Posted by: ocjim, 2/16/2013 9:51:18 AM     (No. 9179775)

Iowans generally think for themselves, with the notable exception of the cattle prodding they got from Obama´s organized community of Chicago thugs that visited them in the 2008 caucuses. Lots of Hillary supporters are still smarting from that outrageous intimidation.





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