First Word: Karl Rove takes on Tea Party

Updated
Political consultant Karl Rove in final preparations for Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 27, 2012.
Political consultant Karl Rove in final preparations for Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 27, 2012.
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The GOP establishment is officially trying to take back the reigns from fringe members of its party. Karl Rove and his allies launched a new initiative, the Conservative Victory Project, to help recruit establishment Republicans and fend off Senate primary challenges from Tea Party candidates.

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First Word: Karl Rove takes on Tea Party

Updated