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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
If all else fails third party him.
Lugar better be ready to take down his pants.....he’s gonna get screwed...
My money says that should this RINO be defeated in the primaries that he’ll pull a Murkowski.
And what promises did he make and to who to amass such a sum, and was it given to shape legislation (he is for sale), to curtail legislation (nice business you gots here, shame if some government regulation were to happen to it), or dutifully paid by those who already agreed ideologically with his position (assuming he HAS an ideology beyond his own reelection).
It must be the only way they can get laid.
Don't know about the fans, but the RATS didn't even run against him a candidate last election. Election before, If I am right, Lugar beat the rat by 80%.
IMO, hes a decrepit old insider, and whats left of the Democrats in Indiana cant be in love with him, either. Can they be?
No, apparently they distrust him and regard him as a phoney liberal. Totally Weird. He has proved over and over that he is for globalist treaties ending our sovereignty. Which means it is time for the Tea Party to Take Lugar Down. DUMP LUGAR! I will pay substantial bucks for a true conservative.
They shoot horses, don’t they???????????????????????????????
Love to see him lose that idiotic smirk.
Really? O'Donnell raised $3 million in a couple of days from the tea party. I think we'll have a well funded challenger to bag this RINO trophy.
I know her...It's Glynnis MacNicols, I fight with her there every day.
Every article she writes has an conservatives name in the title and I taunt her that if she didn't, no-one would read her garbage.
Will not work here, too many voters.
If Luger loses the primary and continues on to the election as an independent he is a bad sport and pulling a Murkowski.
If Luger wins the primary, the Tea party guy who lost should continue on to the election as an independent and he is a good sport a stand up guy who is doing right?
Whose ox is being gored I imagine....
Constitutional Government...is seen as a greater threat to DC than all of ALQueda itself....
Hell, he’ll die before the primary! Cardiac arrest!
This guy was Nixon’s favorite mayor 40 years ago. He has had his chance. This is a chance for somebody new to step up. That somebody needs to a little more attuned to modern times. Goodbye Dick.
Ding Ding Ding....
Also Paging, Carl Levin. Ted Kennedy, Sen Byrd, Alan Specter, John McCain, John Dingell, John Conyers...
Did I miss any Dinosaurs living or fossilized?
That alone must make him toast!
It must be the only way they can get laid.
I think you’ve got it!
I met him once...I thought I was going to die from boredom...no personality whatsoever.
Does Lugar think the future of the Tea Party Movement hinges on his sorry, pathetic ass? Or is it jut the headline writer?
He has the right to take his tired worn out old ass and go hold hands with bob what,s his name. Ever notice how this worn out old farts claim to be from such and such state and they all retire and live in Washington dc.
I spit a luge e on lugar.
Hey you RINO POS. ....... US Tea Party did this http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2426244/posts just for the chance to replace the biggest traitor since Benedict Arnold. And we did this in full knowledge that Scott was as big a POS Rhino as you.
Now imagine lugar scumbag..... how much money is coming to replace you.
Replace you with a real American.
A Simple Bricklayer
P.S.... You had better raise at least a order of magnitude your measly 2 mill war chest. Better yet... retire with your well earned funds.
I just find it amusing the dichotomy of the two views expressed.
That Luger is such a lowlife that even if he lost the GOP nomination, the scumbag would run as an independent.
If Luger wins the GOP nomination (the lowlife scumbag), the Tea Party guy should run as an independent.
There was a time when Lugar was a pretty good Senator. But that was years and years and years ago.
His behavior during the past few years has been abominable.
Who we would really need in his office is Buffalo Bob.
Even Clarabelle the
Clone Clown would be a step in the right direction.
It is difficult to unseat sitting Senator in primaries (see Alaska), but certainly possible (see Utah).
In anycase, he is number one target to be defeated in primaries. (Blue state RINOs, like Scott Brown in MA, are not primary targets, if targets at all).
Here is the challenger info:
Richard E. Mourdock
Richard Mourdock was elected as the 53rd State Treasurer in November 2006 and took office on February 10, 2007. He brings to the office a 30-year record as a business leader in the Hoosier energy, construction and environmental industries.
In addition, Richard served two terms as County Commissioner of Vanderburgh County from 1995 to 2002, where he gained a reputation as a results-oriented leader by setting goals and measuring progress.
As Treasurer, Richard serves as the State’s Chief Investment Officer, where he seeks to maximize the return on the State’s investment portfolio. He also serves as Chairman of the Indiana Bond Bank, Wireless Enhanced 911 Advisory Board, and the Indiana Education Savings Authority as well as being the Secretary and Investment Manager of the Indiana Board for Depositories and the Trustee of the State Police Pension Plan.
Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Geology from Ball State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Defiance College in Ohio.
On a personal note, Richard is a licensed pilot with more than 2000 hours of flight time, has been active in Christian Missions in Bolivia on many occasions and is a marathon runner, having completed six marathons in the past eight years. Richard and his wife, Marilyn, live in Darmstadt, Indiana.
That's funny. I was just thinking his face looks like a popped can of biscuits.