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Rove Barks at NPR

During a tense interview with NPR, Karl Rove defended his claim that the GOP will hold onto both houses of Congress and accused host Robert Siegel of bias.

(h/t: Crooks and Liars)


Citing spending and contribution reports, Rove said, “at the end of August, in 30 of the most competitive races in the country — the House races — the Republicans had $33 million cash on hand and Democrats had just over $14 million.”

The money, Rove says, will be used for advertising, as well as to coordinate volunteers, the grass-roots workers who get voters to the polls.

And despite recent reports and polls that show a voting public fatigued by the direction of the war in Iraq, Rove thinks the midterm elections will be decided on other issues, too.

“I think Iraq and the economy play a role in virtually every race,” Rove says. “But there are also local considerations in the local contest between two individuals, that at the end of the day matters for a great deal of the contest.”

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