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Mourdock picks up NRA endorsement in GOP primary (Indiana)
WTHR Channel 13 ^ | March 6, 2012

Posted on 03/11/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The National Rifle Association is supporting tea-party favorite Richard Mourdock in his GOP primary race against veteran U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar.

National NRA lobbyist Chris Cox is scheduled Wednesday to announce his group's support for Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer running against Lugar in the May primary.

The Mourdock campaign confirmed the endorsement Tuesday. A handful of high-profile conservative groups have lined up behind Mourdock in his bid to oust Lugar. The anti-tax Club for Growth threw its support behind Mourdock last month.

Lugar's supporters have opened a pair of Super PACs recently to raise unlimited funds to support his re-election campaign.

The NRA endorsement creates more problems for Lugar with his party's conservative base. It also could help Democrats hoping to face off against Mourdock in November.

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TOPICS: Indiana; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: banglist; clubforgrowth; gop; gunvote; in2012; indiana; nra; richardlugar; richardmourdock

1 posted on 03/11/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; LdSentinal; ...

This is an important primary. Herman Cain has endorsed Mourdock and other conservative leaders need to follow his example. Richard Lugar is Barack Obama’s favorite Republican U.S. Senator. Indiana deserves beter.


2 posted on 03/11/2012 12:54:00 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I amamazed to see the NRA endorse an actual conservative. I guess a broken clock...


3 posted on 03/11/2012 1:41:36 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I remember long ago Lugar was asked whether he belonged to the NRA and his rather vehement reply that he did not. This may be a case of the chickens coming home to roost.


4 posted on 03/11/2012 2:16:51 PM PDT by MSF BU
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To: SoConPubbie; SunkenCiv

I’d like to see the same conservative leaders who are challenging National Review’s support for Mitt Romney also challenge Ricard Lugar and endorse Richard Mourdock.


6 posted on 03/11/2012 2:30:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Da Bilge Troll

richardmourdock.com

This is good:

Lugar Stance

Dick Lugar has been cited as “Barack Obama’s Favorite Republican” 1 and has seemed star-struck with Obama since they first served together in the Senate. Lugar appeared in a campaign television advertisement for Obama during the 2008 presidential election, then went on to serve as a co-chair for Obama’s inaugural committee, 2 and is now co-sponsoring several pieces of liberal legislation supported by President Obama. 3

Mourdock Stance

Richard Mourdock does not support Barack Obama. Obama’s agenda of runaway federal spending and expanded government control over nearly every aspect of the economy is contrary to the tradition of free enterprise and limited government that makes America great. Mourdock is a loyal Republican who has campaigned tirelessly across Indiana for Republican candidates.


7 posted on 03/11/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by randita
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hey hey. Hey ho. Tricky Dick Lugar has got to go.


8 posted on 03/11/2012 3:27:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Clintonfatigued
Good news!

Love to see Lugar gone.

9 posted on 03/11/2012 4:48:43 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Reported recently the Murdock is short on cash...Lugar has the support of the National RNC Senate committee.

Any one with a few extra dollars to send would be appreciated.


10 posted on 03/11/2012 6:25:24 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama

“Reported recently the Murdock is short on cash...Lugar has the support of the National RNC Senate committee.

Any one with a few extra dollars to send would be appreciated.”
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This is the reason that NO TRUE CONSERVATIVE should give money to the the RNC or any of its committees. If you’re in a position to donate, do so directly to true conservatives such as Murdock and/or PACs that support conservatives (such as Jim Demint’s).


12 posted on 03/11/2012 10:09:39 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Clintonfatigued

We can dream, eh?


13 posted on 03/12/2012 8:15:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; randita; campaignPete R-CT; ...

How any conservative can support Richard Lugar in 2012 is beyond me. This time there is an eminently electable, conservative Republican alternative in Richard Mourdock, and, unlike in 2006 (when the environment was toxic for Republicans), there is no chance that the Dems can win the seat in November.

Of course, one would also think that Lugar would like to retire to his home in Virginia and make even easier money serving on boards of directors and such, but he likes to be called “Chairman” and would like to become President Pro Tempore of the Senate. I hope that Hoosier Republicans don’t give him the pleasure, and that conservatives across the nation pitch in to help make it happen.


14 posted on 03/12/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: House Atreides

Yes, but Lugar could sell all those walnut tress he owns at a cool $25K per and just buy a vote at will.


15 posted on 03/12/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Yep!


16 posted on 03/12/2012 5:01:03 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: matthew fuller

This is one primary which I hope to see a turnover. Richard Lugar has been in the Senate for way too long and has become part of the problem.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 9:17:26 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: SunkenCiv

“We can dream, eh?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad9U3h2UmcA


18 posted on 03/12/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Da Bilge Troll; fieldmarshaldj; randita; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; ...

Sorry I’m late to the thread.

But anyway, wow, if I had a festering gunshot wound for every RINO or democrat scumbag that the NRA has endorsed over the past several years I’d have more holes in me than Sandra Fluke and Lindsay Lohan at a Swiss Cheese tasting.

It sure is swell for them to make a good one for a change.


19 posted on 03/13/2012 2:53:22 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

“It sure is swell for them to make a good one for a change.”

A broken clock and all that...


20 posted on 03/13/2012 3:55:20 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Establishment is the establishment.)
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To: ducttape45; hoosierboy

This is a hopeful sign. If you have a front yard, get a Mourdock for Senate yard sign.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 3:00:49 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Bronzy; Battle Axe

Ping


22 posted on 03/14/2012 5:10:29 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Yes, for JHC the man has to retire. He would be turning the seat to a conservative. Just retire and enjoy your life.


23 posted on 03/14/2012 5:26:17 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: combat_boots
Looks as if Lugar is associated with the Chicago Climate
Change
http://www.geology.iupui.edu/Research/lugar.html
24 posted on 03/14/2012 5:32:09 PM PDT by Bronzy (Send a NEWTron to Obama!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

“How any conservative can support Richard Lugar in 2012 is beyond me. “

Lugar has been in DC so long he’s been declared ineligible to vote in Indiana!


25 posted on 03/15/2012 7:47:53 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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