Skip to comments.Mourdock vs. Lugar in 2012? (Indiana alert)
Posted on 11/27/2010 9:13:52 AM PST by Clintonfatigued
Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who trounced Democratic opponent Pete Buttigieg just a week ago, is now being talked about as a formidable opponent in May 2012.
His possible opponent that year? None other than the vaunted U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar.
Brian Howey of Howey Politics Indiana, whose column appears in The Times and at nwi.com on Sundays, cited "multiple informed and reliable Republican sources" in reporting this afternoon that Mourdock has set his sights on Lugar.
Here's a snippet from Howey's post:
"I've had a lot of Republicans telling me that I ought to look at a lot of things," Mourdock told HPI Tuesday afternoon. "It's very flattering." Mourdock said that he if told his wife he was kicking off another campaign, "the papers would be served by tomorrow." Mourdock said he wanted to take some time, clear his desk off and then see "what doors open."
Mourdock was a strong vote-getter this time, but will he be able to knock down someone of Lugar's stature?
(Excerpt) Read more at nwitimes.com ...
Richard Lugar is a insider establishment RINO and I’m sick of him. I’ll support any good conservative in the primary. I just hope that conservatives don’t divide the vote against him.
Sen. Dick Lugar (R) “R” for RINO
Roger your whole post.
Mourdock will not run.
Too bad. I don’t plan to support Lugar in the primary, whoever his opponent is.
“Lugar not too worried about a possible Tea Party challenge emerging in 2012
Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) appears to be daring the Tea Party to challenge him in the 2012 Senate primary.
While most of his GOP colleagues are heeding the advice of their Senate campaign chiefs and preparing for conservative primary challengers, Lugar is bucking his party on several high-profile issues...”
AND, you know that how?
If this guy is reliably conservative then I’ll be sure to contribute some funds to his campaign if he runs. Hopefully he can sideswipe Lugar into a ditch and put an end to his political career.
Lugar MUST go.
Lugar is an idiot. He’s challenging the Tea Party to a duel rather than trying to make nice. I hope his arrogance is his undoing.
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