With the out Wisconsin candidate for Senate leading in the polls, the state's former governor calls her "far out of the mainstream."
Governor Andrew Cuomo even offered to back Sen. Roy McDonald if he chose to continue as a third-party candidate, and a poll released by marriage equality advocates indicated the effort could be successful.
The GOP heavy-hitter has started investing in Senate candidates, possibly indicating that Rove has lost confidence in Mitt Romney's ability to win the White House.
Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan was asked about his stance on marriage equality at a rally, where he suggests that only heterosexual marriage is an American value.
Senator Roy McDonald, one of four Republicans to back the marriage equality bill, trailed challenger Kathy Marchione by more votes than remained to be counted.