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Karl Rove re-ups With Fox News channel

Date January 17, 2013

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Karl Rove's election-night brouhaha is apparently water under the bridge at Fox News. Rove, the former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, has extended his run as a contributor with Fox, the network's CEO, Roger Ailes, said Thursday.

The new deal will keep Rove on through the 2016 presidential election.

Under the extension, Rove will also continue to contribute to Fox Business Channel.

"Karl's detailed knowledge of state and national politics, as well as fundraising and strategy, makes him an important player in our ongoing political coverage and we look forward to him continuing his analysis across all platforms for Fox News and Fox Business," Ailes said of the new deal.

Rove, who's been a contributor for Fox News since 2008, raised eyebrows among viewers - and his onscreen cohorts - on election night. After the network's analysts called Ohio - and thus the country - for Obama, Rove protested at length that they might be premature. That prompted anchor Megyn Kelly to go down the hall on-air to where the network's analysts were assembled in order to confirm the prediction.

On Wednesday, Ailes announced that Fox had hired former Democratic congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich as a contributor.

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