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Karl Rove responds: ‘This is not to protect incumbent Republicans’

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

Karl Rove made an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Tuesday night to defend himself against claims his new PAC, Conservative Victory Project, will protect moderate incumbent Republicans against Tea Party candidates:

“This is not to protect incumbent Republicans, it’s to get in races where it is important to have a winning candidate,” he said. “It’s to try and find the most conservative candidate who can win, the so-called Buckley rule. Our job is not to protect incumbents, it’s to win races by stopping the practice of giving away some of the seats like we did in Missouri and in Indiana this past year and that may mean telling the incumbent Republican that if he is going be in the race he shouldn’t expect any funds from Crossroads in the general election.”

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