Fox News Signs Karl Rove for Four More Years

by | January 17, 2013 at 5:36 PM | TV News

Karl Rove (AP Photo/J.D. Pooley)

NEW YORK (AP) — Karl Rove enlivened Fox News Channel’s election coverage last year by questioning the network’s declaration that Barack Obama had been re-elected. It hasn’t affected Fox’s desire to keep him on the air.

The network announced Thursday that it had signed Rove to a new contract as a contributor. The deal runs through the 2016 election.

Rove was once President George W. Bush’s political right-hand man and the force behind a powerful political action committee that sought to oust Obama. He caused a stir with his election night doubts, which led anchor Megyn Kelly to interview Fox’s own election experts on the air to defend their call.

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Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes says Rove’s detailed knowledge of politics, fundraising and strategy make him an important player in Fox’s coverage.

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