Clinton: Karl Rove analysis supports me as strongest candidate
David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Published: Monday May 19, 2008

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At a campaign stop in Prestonburg, Kentucky, Sen. Hillary Clinton said that an election analysis by a firm led by Karl Rove supports the argument that she is a stronger Democratic candidate than Sen. Barack Obama.

Said Clinton, "There've been a lot of analysis [sic] about which of us is stronger to win against Sen. McCain, and I believe I am the stronger candidate. And just today I found some curious support for that position when one of the TV networks released an analysis done by -- of all people -- Karl Rove saying that I was the stronger candidate. Somebody got a hold of his analysis and there it is."

Clinton also claimed that she now has won more votes "to be nominated" than anyone in either party has ever garnered in a White House run.

Rove has been a polarizing figure in politics for years. He was, until August of 2007, President Bush's closest adviser and Deputy Chief of Staff. He has also been drawn into legal battles, including testifying in the Libby CIA leak case and presently defying a request to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on politically-motivated prosecutions in the Justice Department.

In addition to running his consulting firm, Rove now appears as a political analyst on Fox News among other endeavors.


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