Skip to comments.Lugar, Mourdock to debate April 11
Posted on 03/29/2012 6:11:16 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
The April 11 debate between Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and GOP primary-election challenger Richard Mourdock will be broadcast at 7 p.m., the Indiana Debate Commission announced Tuesday.
The commission said voters can submit questions for the candidates at any time on Facebook or at the panels website.
The campaigns signed a document on the debates format and rules Tuesday at WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis, the site of the hourlong debate, according to a statement by the commission. The TV station will broadcast the debate and make it available for other news organizations to carry.
The commission said Phil Bremen will be the moderator. Bremen is a retired TV broadcaster who teaches at Ball State University. There will be no studio audience.
Questions for Lugar and Mourdock, the state treasurer, can be submitted online at www.facebook.com/IndianaDebateCommission or at indianadebatecommission.com/submit-your-debate-question.
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Does Lugar even remember where Indianapolis is?
Richard Lugar is debating a primary opponent? I don’t know if he’s ever done that before. He must be afraid that he could lose the primary.
I heard Mourdock on Mark Levin. He is a staunch conservative, and I hope he wins.
I see very very few pro Lugar signs.
But lots and lots of “Mourdock” and “Retire Lugar” ones.
“Does Lugar even remember where Indianapolis is?”
Sure he does. That’s the city with the luxury hotel rooms he stays in is.
Buh bye, Lugar..
I hope Mourdock wipes that insipid little smile off Tricky Dick Lugar’s face.
Man, I hope C-SPAN will carry this. Keep us posted on this the closer it gets.
An incumbent Lugar with 50 odd years in DC (or something like that) polling less than 50% vs. a primary opponent is not a good sign for him. That makes me happy.
Lugar is scum.
He’s never had a serious primary challeger before has he?
Mop the floor with Lugar.
He had a chance to retire with dignity.
I thank him for his service, but he’s drifted further and further left. Time for a change.
Not since former Gov. Ed Whitcomb in 1976.
I see that race was not close. Was he a good conservative?
How come he didn’t run for reelection as Governor in 72?
Ahhh, the good old days.
Yeah, the change to allow 2 terms was made in 1972, but I believe Whitcomb wasn’t eligible to that year (Otis Bowen became the first in 1976, although from statehood until the 1850s, Governors were able to run for reelection).
Too bad. If he were a 2 term Governor he probably wouldn’ve beaten Lugar.
“Would’ve” I mean. At least he wouldn’t have lost so badly. Lugar did make his bones almost beating Birch Byah in ‘74.
By the way I’ve read that Republicans don’t use the official rules for determing senority (with state size being the final tiebreaker). There current rule is “If all prior service considerations are equal, Senators’ conference seniority and position for selection of committees should be determined by drawing.”
So if they both win Lugar and Hatch each have a 50% chance of being President Pro Tem in a GOP majority. I hope they both lose their primaries making it a moot consideration.
Absent Watergate, it was entirely likely Lugar would’ve taken his seat in 1975 (both Bayh and Vance Hartke should’ve been fluke one-termers, and Bayh shouldn’t have won in the first place in 1962). Whitcomb might’ve had clear sailing for 1976 against Hartke (or sitting Gov. Otis Bowen, or perhaps one of the then-Congressmembers, perhaps John Myers, or Bill Hudnut, a Lugaresque ex-member and successor to Lugar as Mayor). Of course, had Lugar won in 1974, Dan Quayle wouldn’t have ended up in the Senate for some time (if at all, but certainly not in time to become VP).
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