A Republican attorney has alleged she heard William Canary, a top GOP operative, say that Rove "had spoken with the Department of Justice" about "pursuing" Alabama's former Dem governor, Don Siegelman, with the help of two US attorneys.
Gov. Seligman won a contested campaign in a familiar pattern in which he led until the last minute, when the votes abruptly and inexplicably turned in the GOP candidate's favor.
Siegelman was later convicted of bribery and conspiracy: up to 30 years in prison. He has consistently claimed his prosecution was politically motivated. One of the prosecuting attorneys was Canary's wife. The allegations have been denied by the GOP.