running the Reagan campaign in our state. Karl was working for Gov. Clements, but the Reagan leaders inTexas were Ray Barnhart and Ernie Angelo.I knew most of the Reagan leaders around the state, and Karl was not part of that group and was viewed bythe Reaganites as being part of the anti-Reagan faction in our state.During the Reagan administration, I served on various White House Fellows Selection Panels during thatperiod. Arlen Specter's wife served on one of the panels with me. Being on a selection panel for thatprogram is no evidence whatsoever that one was a Reagan Republican at the time."http://washingtonexaminer.com/nuclear-war-over-roves-claims-to-work-for-reagan-gipper-biographer-says-no/article/2520968"Karl Rove campaigned in 1980 against Ronald Reagan and for George Herbert Walker Bush in theRepublican presidential primary in Texas. In the general election, I never heard at the time that Karl wasrunning the Reagan campaign in our state. Karl was working for Gov. Clements, but the Reagan leaders inTexas were Ray Barnhart and Ernie Angelo. I knew most of the Reagan leaders around the state, and Karlwas not part of that group and was viewed by the Reaganites as being part of the anti-Reagan faction in ourstate."
:http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/02/karl-rove-says-he-directed-the-1980-reagan-campaign-in-texas-oops.html/“I don’t remember him being involved at the campaign headquarters in any day to day efforts.”http://cnsnews.com/news/article/karl-rove-did-not-run-1980-reagan-campaign-texas-he-was-involved“That was not my recollection. I was there at the campaign headquarters in 1980 and the campaign wasdirected by Ernie Angelo and Rick Shelby was the basic national ﬁeld director who came down and ran theday-to-day campaign. I wouldn’t doubt that Karl had some, maybe, more of a ﬁgure-head role or somethinglike that. But I don’t remember him being involved at the campaign headquarters in any day to day effortsthat we were involved in.”
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/karl-rove-did-not-run-1980-reagan-campaign-texas-he-was-involved“I don’t recall that Karl was there in a leadership role quite frankly. I didn’t really remember that.”
:http://washingtonexaminer.com/roves-ties-to-reagan-a-technicality-or-taking-too-much-credit/article/2521198"I attended several national meetings of the Reagan campaign leadership. I have no memory of Karl Rove'running" Texas. I never heard his name. He may have worked on a phone bank somewhere or weaseledsome direct-mail business from the state party Victory fund. Rove is a Bushman-never a Reaganite."
, in an email:“I have no recollection whatsoever of Karl Rove showing up at any time, at any place during the 1980Reagan campaignI eventually traveled full-time on LeaderShip '80, and once we hit ground in City X, I was usually found inthe Staff Ofﬁces established at the Headquarters hotel, usually reporting to the Press operation underNofziger's direction. I never saw Rove nor heard mention of his name when it came to our timescampaigning in Texas.From my recollection, I recall hearing the name Karl Rove in 1980, but it was purely in relation to some of the internal ﬁreworks taking place within the YRs. I was not a YR, but hanging around the RNC, you'd