Conservative group to bring Rove to GW

Former White House deputy chief of staff Karl Rove will return to GW for a Young America’s Foundation lecture at the end of the month.

The Republican strategist who helped mastermind the election and re-election of President George W. Bush will address members of YAF, a campus conservative group, at 7 p.m. on March 28. He last visited GW in 2006 when he addressed graduates at the Graduate School of Political Management’s Commencement ceremony.

“We wanted to bring in someone big,” President of YAF Sergio Gor said. “We figured he would be a great match for us.”

Gor, a senior who works in the White House, said he had been working to bring Rove to GW for about a month.

“He is booked at commencements for several schools,” he said. “So it is something big for us.”

Rove is excited to be coming to GW, Gor said.

“He was very politically involved in college,” Gor said. “He loves being engaged with college students.”

The YAF president said his organization tries to bring at least one prominent speaker to GW each semester.

The event will be free for GW students. The location of the event is unknown.

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