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Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race (rutt-rohh...RINO going down)
Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/27/2012 | William A. Jacobson

Posted on 04/27/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT by ak267

This is the worst omen for Dick Lugar in a slew of bad omens this week.

The SuperPAC which has dumped $600,000 of advertising into the Indianapolis market is pulling out of the race:

The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of embattled Sen. Dick Lugar less than two weeks before the May 8 election, sources told POLITICO.

Dan Conston, a spokesman for AAN, explained: “We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out.”

The group has already begun to pull its TV dollars; no further ads will run after Tuesday and digital advertising in the race has stopped effective immediately.

Republicans have told me the ads appear to have helped move the needle in Indianapolis, but the sense across the party is that the race has broken in Mourdock’s direction throughout Indiana.

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KEYWORDS: gop; gopefail; lugar; mourdock; norinos; senate

1 posted on 04/27/2012 9:49:25 PM PDT by ak267
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To: ak267

Why the sudden change of heart?


2 posted on 04/27/2012 9:52:00 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: Tzimisce; Clintonfatigued; Impy; Clemenza; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; randita

“the sense across the party is that the race has broken in Mourdock’s direction throughout Indiana”


3 posted on 04/27/2012 9:56:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ak267
the party is that the race has broken in Mourdock’s direction throughout Indiana.

Well, Dick Lugar may go down in defeat after 10,000 years in the senate.

4 posted on 04/27/2012 9:56:48 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Not familiar with the local politics. Could anyone answer this question. Is Lugar going down for policy or is it being 80 and still hanging on beyond his expiration date.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 10:09:37 PM PDT by gusty
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To: gusty

Both


6 posted on 04/27/2012 10:11:29 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: gusty

“Is Lugar going down for policy or is it being 80 and still hanging on beyond his expiration date.”

Initially, Lugar was being rejected for his willingness to vote with Democrats, including supporting both of Obama’s Supreme Court nominations. But what really damaged Lugar was when it was revealed that he had not lived in Indiana for 30 years and had reported his residence as a house in Indianapolis that he had sold in the late 1970’s.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: ak267

Is this because Sarah Palin endorsed his opponent?


8 posted on 04/27/2012 10:36:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: WOSG

Here’s another good sign.


9 posted on 04/27/2012 10:38:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued
he had not lived in Indiana for 30 years and had reported his residence as a house in Indianapolis that he had sold in the late 1970’s.

LOL! He even acts like a 'rat with no shame - one or two years but 30 years! Don't these people have friends or family that tell them the wrong they are doing? Not now, but even 15 or 20 years ago?

10 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ak267

Looks like the SuperPac put a lugar to Lugar’s political head, and pulled the trigger.

Lugar: A weak RINO at that, and totally useless to America.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 10:40:56 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: gusty

Lugar is NOT LOCAL. He lives in Virgina. Hasn’t had a home in Indiana for 30 years. He’s a huge RINO. Does that tell u anything about his policies?


12 posted on 04/27/2012 10:41:08 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Tzimisce

From the article: “The race seems to be slipping away from Lugar and the American Action Network may want to avoid inflicting any more damage on Mourdock, the likely nominee, ahead of what could be a competitive general election race...”

That would be a refreshing change for the R establishment. It’s usually scorched earth against any conservative who dares challenge them.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 10:44:49 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

Notice this PAC packed their bags quickly, after Palin endorsed Mourdock.


14 posted on 04/27/2012 11:17:02 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: presently no screen name

That was my first thought too.


15 posted on 04/27/2012 11:49:12 PM PDT by ssschev
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To: gusty
One hopes that Lugar is going down for being no more of a Republican than is the Massachusetts mushball. Lugar is more reliable than Romney on the babies while being a very reliable ally of Vladimir Putin and other enemies of our country in his tenure on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on the despicable START Treaty, and on soooo much more. Mourdoch has every appearance of being an actual Republican and an actual conservative. Not only that but, unlike Father Time, Mourdoch actually has a residence in Indiana. Mitch Daniels should be ashamed of himself for endorsing Lugar, a Demonrat in GOP drag. This defection of Daniels, along with his call for a "social issues truce" at CPAC 2011, should NEVER be forgotten.

It is not for nothing that Richard Ligar has been known at various times as Richard Nixon's favorite Mayor, Riochard Nixon's favorite Senator and Barack Obama's favorite Republican Senator, despite stiff competition (Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsay Graham, John McCain and so many, many others).

Hopefully there will be full coverage of Lugar's tears and flapdoodle on primary night after he has lost.

16 posted on 04/28/2012 3:55:34 AM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: BlackElk

Too bad we cannot unload Hatch too.


17 posted on 04/28/2012 3:59:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: ak267

But this can’t be, the media says the Tea Party is all but through.
Sure will be great to see Lugar and maybe Hatch and a few more RINO turds to be sent packing in primary season.
Hey obammy, we’re coming for your sorry ass real soon ya pos.


18 posted on 04/28/2012 5:09:04 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: gusty
Lugar has let it be know that he dislikes the TEA Party and what it stands for. He will soon see that his RINO and ‘rat-lite’ positions are not appreciated.
19 posted on 04/28/2012 5:16:04 AM PDT by JPG (Please pass the pooch.)
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To: Venturer
are you willing to give up Lugar and Hatch for 2 more Dems in the Senate? I am not!!

We need the Senate RINOS and all.If it gives us the numbers to get some bills voted on from the House...or wold you rather keep Reid controlling the bills. he will not let come to a vote...It's the numbers that set he agenda...we need 51...Rinos and all...JMHO

20 posted on 04/28/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by southphilly (Every State should be a right to work State)
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To: southphilly

Of course you are right about the numbers.but it looks as thouf Lugar will be replaced by a Conservative, and hopefully Hatch would be too.

Except for the numbers RINO’s do us more harm than good. Look what they placed as our Candidate.

Reid cannot be all that bad a fellow. He and Mitch McConnell get along fabulously./s/


21 posted on 04/28/2012 7:30:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: southphilly
we need 51

We need 60.

22 posted on 04/28/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT by Kennard
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To: Kennard
We need 60.

The goal is 100. keep pushing, 24/7

23 posted on 04/28/2012 7:43:03 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Elsie

If a Super Pac pulls out of a race a week or two before the vote, it must be concluding that it no longer can influence the outcome.

This is very encouraging.


24 posted on 04/28/2012 8:18:55 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: southphilly

You think Utah or Indiana would possibly select a Dem in this electin cycle? The republican presidential candidate is from Utah. Indiana is going to be overwhelmingly republican. Both are locks. We need new conservative blood. Especially I’m red states.


25 posted on 04/28/2012 8:40:33 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Syncro

Ping


26 posted on 04/28/2012 8:45:02 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: presently no screen name

Is this because Sarah Palin endorsed his opponent?
+++++++++++++++++

Hmmmmmm....”coincidence” :)


27 posted on 04/28/2012 4:31:48 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Rappini

Mourdock’s chances look better every day.


28 posted on 04/28/2012 4:48:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: MachIV

Your Mom may be cheered by this news.


29 posted on 04/28/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Venturer
And Collins and Brown and Lamar!!! Alexander and Bob Corker and John Cornyn and Lindsay Graham and Thad Cochran and Mark Nancyboy Kirk and Lisa Murkowski and Mitch McConnell and John Isakson and Saxby Chambliss and John McCain and others, each and every one in favor of a reliable movement conservative.

And many confessed Demonrats likewise. Both from Hawaii, Washington State, Oregon, California, New Mexico, Colorado, Rhode Island, Mary Landrieu, William Nelson, Mark Pryor, Dick Durbin, Schmuckie Schumer, Richard Blumenthal, John Kerry, Jeanne Shaheen, Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Herbert Kohl, Amy Klobuchar, Debbie Stabenow, Carl Levin, Sherrod Brown, Ben Cardin, Barbara Mikulski, Tom Carper, Chris Coons, Robert Menendez, Kristin Gillibrand, Frank Lautenberg, Claire McCaskill, John Tester, Max Baucus, Harry Reid, Ben Nelson, Kent Conrad, Tim Johnson, and others.

30 posted on 04/28/2012 7:39:26 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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To: gusty

All the above.


31 posted on 04/28/2012 8:00:02 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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