February 16, 2013


Iowa Governor Blasts Karl Rove

"Turmoil deepened 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," the AP reports.

Said Branstad: "I basically told Karl Rove that what he was doing is counter-productive and he needs to stay out of it."

"In the aftermath of last fall's disappointing election outcome for the GOP, party leaders have been focusing on fielding more candidates with broad appeal - and fewer unpredictable ones - but have split bitterly over how to do it, worsening party tensions."










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