Karl Rove to sign books at Ohio Statehouse

GOP political operative Karl Rove will be signing copies of his new book, "The Triumph of William McKinley," at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The book covers the 1896 campaign when McKinley defeated William Jennings Bryan for the White House. “The challenges of 1896 are similar to those of today: A rapidly changing electorate affected by a growing immigrant population; an uncertain economy disrupted by new technologies; growing income inequality; and contentious issues the two major parties could not resolve. McKinley found ways to address these challenges and win, which is why his campaign is so relevant to our politics now," Rove said in a press release.

At the same time, former Columbus Dispatch political journalist Joe Hallett will sign copies of his new book, "The Ohio Politics Almanac," third edition. Hallett retired as a columnist and Statehouse reporter. His co-author, former Dispatch editor and publisher Michael F. Curtin, will not be at the book signing. Curtin retired and won a seat in the Ohio General Assembly.

A statue of William McKinley stands guard in front of the Ohio Statehouse.

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