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Rove is back with a vengeance

Bad blood between Harry Reid and Karl Rove has resurfaced in the Nevada Senate race, where the former political guru to President George Bush is behind the most aggressive attack ads on the senator seeking re-election, according to Politico.

"In total, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads — which was the brainchild of Rove and former Bush White House official Ed Gillespie — have spent $1.7 million in Nevada on ads slamming Reid, most notably on the economic stimulus," the paper and political news website points out. "The group has earmarked an additional $10 million for Nevada and seven other states to bolster GOP voter turnout on Election Day."

Rove told Politico that the effort to unseat Reid is not driven by personal feelings against the Nevadan. But in a new biography, Rove — who spent part of his childhood in Sparks — calls Reid an untrustworthy leader.

Reid spokesman Jim Manley responded to the paper: "As an architect of President Bush’s failed economic policies that created the mess we’re in today, Karl Rove has not a shred of credibility left."

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