Rove gunning for Feingold

The man who hand-selected Norm Coleman to run against Paul Wellstone in Minnesota's ugliest election is now meddling in campaigns a state away. Bush advisor Karl Rove is gunning for the Senate's remaining independent voice, Wisconsin's Russ Feingold. John Nichols writes that Rove wants to replace Feingold--co-author of the McCain-Feingold bill to restrict campaign contributions and a vocal opponent of the Bush agenda--"with a more pliable individual. Rove has already been calling around Wisconsin looking for just the right Republican challenger to Feingold's 2004 re-election. Indeed, he has been so aggressive that some Republicans are already complaining - as Minnesota Republicans did in the run-up to the 2002 Senate race there - that the White House is trying to impose its own candidate on the contest." (Via Cursor)

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