Karl Rove, the top strategist behind George W. Bush's two successful campaigns for the presidency, was ruminating about politics at more than one local venue Monday.
According to sources familiar with Rove's local itinerary, he also hosted a gathering of supporters of his American Crossroads super-PAC at the Niagara Falls home of Jerry Williams before his evening speech at Canisius College. The event was co-sponsored by Williams' brother, Jeff -- also prominent in local GOP circles.
The event, which was reported to be well attended, also included Erie County Republican Chairman Nicholas A. Langworthy and his Niagara County counterpart, Michael J. Norris, according to one attendee.
Also at the event were Republican congressional candidates Chris Collins and Michael Madigan.
--Robert J. McCarthy