Rove says a shift of 107 state legislative seats could push up to 190 House seats to the GOP side in 2012

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Former Bush White House political mastermind Karl Rove sits down with Flash Report's Jon Fleischman to talk about the California Senate race, the GOP presidential race for 2012 and everything in between.

In the course of the conversation, Rove drops this intriguing observation:

“I think we will have a gain of about 450 state legislative seats. A shift of 107 seats in the right places, like three seats in Ohio, four seats in Michigan, three seats in Pennsylvania house; a shift of 107 seats if they are in the right places gives us control of an additional 190 congressional seats.”

The audio is not the greatest, so Rove might be saying “a hundred or 90,” instead of 190, but either way, it's an arresting piece of data.

That observation starts at 1:37 into an eight-minute interview. Lots of interesting observations. Love him or hate him, Rove is never at a loss for something genuinely interesting to say on all things political.

 

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