Rove: Mitch McConnell Now Faces the 'Fight of His Life'
Karl Rove spoke to Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom today about Tuesday's key primary results and upcoming midterms. Rove says although Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated the Tea Party-backed candidate, he is going to be "in the fight of his life" against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
"We think of Kentucky as a reliant Republican state, but I remind you that in 2000 it was a battleground state," Rove says.
He added that since World War II there have been two Republican governors of the state, which were elected in 1967 and 2001. And all the state-wide elected officials in Kentucky's capital are Democrats with the exception of the agriculture commissioner.
"Harry Reid and Barack Obama want him [McConnell] defeated and that's evident to the people of Kentucky," Rove says.
For Georgia's GOP Senate Primary, Rove says David Perdue and Jack Kingston, are two good candidates in the run off.
"What's an interesting story is how many more Georgians voted in the Republican statewide primary than voted in the Democratic primary and how bad the last month has been for Michelle Nunn [Democrat]," Rove says.
Watch the interview above for more from Rove.