From U.S. News reporter Silla Brush:
Ohio Democrats are going on the attack, criticizing Republicans in the state for inviting Karl Rove to the annual Tuscarawas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner.
"Rove doesn't represent us; does he represent Ohio Republicans?" asked Chris Redfern, head of the state Democratic Party. The ploy makes it apparent that Democrats are trying to continue the "culture of corruption" theme of the 2006 election campaign. As part of the strategy, the party has put out an "affidavit" asking Karl Rove to sign a document saying he had no involvement in the U.S. attorney firings, did not discuss the firing of New Mexico U.S. Attorney David Iglesias with President Bush or Sen. Pete Domenici, did not delete hundreds of E-mails pertaining to investigations, did not play any politically motivated role in the outing of Valerie Plame, and did not meet with Jack Abramoff.