This article describes a House GOP revolt against Rove's planning to follow the usual bloody-shirt playbook in the 2006 Congressional campaign:
"Instead of Mr. Rove's pro-security agenda, House Republicans have pressed the White House for greater spending allocations to GOP-held congressional districts that face serious Democratic challengers. The sources said constituents have been judging the candidates by their ability to bring government funding and jobs to their districts.
"'If we can't deliver the pork, then we're out of business,' the senior GOP source said."
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