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Karl Rove
Karl Rove will be a guest in the Common Ground program at Hamilton College on October 18.

Karl Rove has more than four decades of political experience, including service as senior advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000 to 2007 and deputy chief of staff from 2004 to 2007. At the White House, he coordinated the Bush Administration’s policy-making process and oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs.

From 1981 to 1999, Rove was president of Rove and Company, a public affairs firm that worked for candidates, nonpartisan causes and nonprofit groups. He helped George W. Bush win the 1994 Texas gubernatorial election and then served as chief strategist for Bush’s successful presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004.

A contributor to Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, Rove is the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir Courage and Consequence and the critically acclaimed history The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters. He attended George Mason University, the University of Utah and the University of Texas at Austin.

Fred Barnes, executive editor of the Weekly Standard, called Rove “the greatest political mind of his generation and probably of any generation. … He knows history, understands the moods of the public, and is a visionary on matters of public policy.”

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