Rove signs multi-year deal to stay with Fox

Karl Rove has signed a multi-year deal that will keep him as a contributor for Fox News Channel through the 2016 presidential election, the cable network announced Thursday.

The senior adviser to former President George W. Bush joined the outlet in 2008.

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In a statement, Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said, “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.”

Rove made waves last year when he questioned the presidential election results from Ohio while he was on the air with the network. Rove argued at the time that the call for President Obama, made by Fox News Channel election analysts, was “premature.”

In a later interview, Ailes said of Rove’s on-air dispute, "As it turned out Rove was wrong. He backed down. Our guys were right. We stayed with it. [Anchor Megyn Kelly] did her famous walk down the hall. And it all worked out.