Rove Connections Turn Into Political Ammunition

Once the Texas GOP's go-to campaign strategist, Karl Rove has become something of a boogeyman for campaigns on both sides of the ballot in the 2014 election cycle.

For years, the Fox News pundit and famed political consultant was widely viewed as one of the most powerful people in politics, playing a central role in the Republican Party’s rise in Texas and advising George W. Bush both in the Governor’s Mansion and the White House. His name has long served as Democratic shorthand for sneaky political tactics.

That dynamic has resurfaced in the gubernatorial fight between Democrat Wendy Davis and Republican ...

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