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Posted on 02/03/2011 2:53:24 PM PST by blam
This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party
Feb. 3, 2011, 4:20 PM
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Veteran GOP Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has thumbed his nose at Tea Party threats. The Hoosier State Republican knows they are coming after his Senate seat in 2012 but he is not going down without a fight.
Lugar, who has served six terms in the Senate, has $2.3 million in his campaign war chest, which likely puts him far ahead of any potential primary challengers. But the 78-year old says he is kicking his fundraising up a notch in preparation for a tough assault from the right.
Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R ) is expected to formally launch a challenge against Lugar this weekend, according to Politico. Mourdock recently visited Washington, where he paid his respects to Tea Party kingmaker Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC).
Tea Party groups in the Hoosier State have said they will rally around one candidate to unseat Lugar in the 2012 Republican primary. State Sen. Mike Delph (R ) has also been mentioned as a possible candidate.
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Do all that you can to support the Tea Party folks, everywhere.
Lugar is toast.
Paging, Mike Pence. Mike Pence to the GOP primary phone.
Sarah will target him in her crosshairs.
Will be 80 years old and running for a 6 year term
Power corrupts and distorts reality
Lugar: So long, it’s been good to know ya....
Lugar’s another poster child for term limits.
Enough is enough already. Help end the era of the RINOs.
Go Tea Party!
Just say NO to RINOs
I guess we’ll see who actually gets taken down, eh, Lugie?
I think you might well be right....and it will be a sweet victory!
Lugar is the worst of them all - he is devious.
How popular is this old fossil? Does he have “fans” ? IMO, he’s a decrepit old insider, and what’s left of the Democrats in Indiana can’t be in love with him, either. Can they be?
Really, why do these men past the age of 75 keep running. They need to just quit. Most are totally corrupt. Term limit him.
Mentally demented Lugar is drooling even faster nowadays. Indiana Voters ....wake up!!!
Wait a minute—one Senator winning a primary would mean the Tea Party is destroyed?? Huh? The Tea Party lost a few in last year’s election and is stronger than ever. A rather dumb headline all and all.
Unless their name is Jesse Helms.
Feingold never thought he’d lose either.
Bennett of Utah, Castle,
Let loogie dream on. He’s toast, IMHO
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