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Karl Rove writing book about 1896 presidential campaign and why it still matters

July 15, 2015 - 10:27 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Republican consultant Karl Rove is writing a book about the 1896 presidential campaign and why it's important.

Rove was a top aide to President George W. Bush. His book about the race between Democrat William Jennings Bryan and Republican William McKinley comes out in November.

McKinley won that race and became the 25th president of the United States.

Publisher Simon & Schuster announced Thursday the book is called "The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters."

Since at least 2000, Rove has spoken of the 1896 election as a turning point that led to a generation of Republican strength.

Rove credits McKinley with running the first modern primary campaign and first modern campaign during a general election.

McKinley served from March 1897 until his assassination in September 1901.

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