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The Republican Election Hand Gets Better

Published in Wall Street Journal on October 16, 2014

Democrats and Republicans have placed very different tactical bets in this year’s Senate races. Republicans are betting that President Obama’s low job-approval rating (40% in Wednesday’s Gallup poll) rubs off on Democratic candidates.

In midterm elections, candidates of the president’s party have historically ended up with vote totals close to his approval rating. For example, Democratic Senate candidates ran on average 3.7 points behind Mr. Obama’s job approval in 2010. GOP Senate candidates ran on average 1.3 points ahead of President George W. Bush ’s job approval in 2006.

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How Obama And A GOP Congress Can Get Along

Published in Wall Street Journal on October 9, 2014

With 26 days until the midterms, Americans are understandably focused on the election. But it’s not too early to begin thinking about what happens after the ballots are counted. Virtually all observers agree that President Obama will face a Congress with more Republicans and fewer Democrats. The GOP will keep control of the House and either win the Senate or come very close. 

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On the Air

Who Will Control The Senate?

Aired on The O'Reilly Factor on October 13, 2014

Karl Rove enters the 'No Spin Zone' to discuss the possibility of issues like Ebola and ISIS influencing the upcoming elections. In what states could these national crises play a role and how will they impact Senate control? 

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Washington's Balance Of Power At Stake

Aired on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace on October 12, 2014

'Space Cowboys' Karl Rove and Joe Trippi join Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to break down the key Senate races and peer into their crystal balls to give their predictions for which party will win control of the Senate on Election Day.

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What Karl's Reading

By Karl Rove

My reading for pleasure has virtually come to a halt as I work feverishly to finish a manuscript for an American history book due to Simon and Schuster this spring, hence the slow pace of updates to this list.  In the meantime, I hope you will sign up to receive my weekly email for the latest news on my upcoming book and other updates. Visit www.rove.com/signup.


By Doris Kearns Goodwin

In a particularly vivid work, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells a rollicking tale about two presidents - their friendship, its destruction, and their subsequent rivalry - in a rapidly changing country with even more rapidly evolving media and politics.  Goodwin has a gifted eye for detail and insight.  


By Rich Lowry

In his new book, 'Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream -- and How We Can Do It Again,' National Review Editor Rich Lowry provides a masterful account of Abraham Lincoln's climb to the presidency from humble frontier beginnings.  It is a fantastic take on the sixteenth president's convictions, discipline, and ambition which allowed him to live the American Dream and be in a position where he was able to make it possible for others to do so as well.  


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