Karl Rove will be on Fox News through 2016

Karl Rove is staying on Fox News. (Getty Images) Karl Rove is staying on Fox News. (Getty Images)

Fox News has signed a new multi-year contract with Karl Rove. The deal means the Republican strategist will stay on the network through the 2016 presidential election.

“Karl’s detailed knowledge of state and national politics, as well as fundraising and strategy, makes him an important player in our ongoing political coverage and we look forward to him continuing his analysis across all platforms for FOX News and FOX Business,” CEO Roger Ailes said in a statement.

In the wake of the 2012 election, Ailes reportedly demanded that Rove be given a less prominent role on the network. On election night, Rove publicly disputed Fox News' decision to call Ohio for President Obama, leading to a standoff between the pundit and the network's number-crunchers.

Fox News announced Wednesday that former Ohio lawmaker and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich (D) was joining the network as an analyst.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.

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