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Campaign: Poll Shows Mourdock Ahead In Senate Race
RTV Channel 6 News ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 5:57:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The campaign of Richard Mourdock, the Indiana treasurer who hopes to knock off Sen. Dick Lugar, said a new poll indicates he's leading the race.

Mourdock's campaign cited a poll conducted by McLaughlin and Associates this week that shows him leading Lugar by the slimmest of margins, 42 to 41 percent. The poll had a 5 percent margin of error.

"Republican primary voters believe Sen. Lugar is out of touch with their concerns and ready to elect a true conservative to the U.S. Senate," Mourdock said in a news release.

Mourdock and Lugar have been engaged in an increasingly heated campaign. A poll before last week's debate showed Mourdock 7 percentage points behind Lugar. The Indiana primary is May 8

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
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1 posted on 04/18/2012 5:57:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: SeekAndFind; indiana; indylindy; ducttape45; CORYDON; CommieCutter; nodumbblonde; nascarnation; ...

This is excellent news. I just hope that some high profilie conservatives sign on.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 6:01:47 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

A Republican Senator gets challenged by a more Conservative upstart, all they gentility and comity they employ when dealing with their Democrat “colleagues” goes right out the window.

They’ll fight a Conservative challenger like they’re fighting a vanguard of demons from Hell.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 6:02:49 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Good stuff!


4 posted on 04/18/2012 6:03:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Really?)
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To: digger48; hoosiermama; y2gordo; Tenacious 1; TMA62; seekthetruth; Bronzy; John W; ...

The news in this primary keeps getting better.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 6:11:43 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued
We lived in IN for 23 years ...we now live in TX. I have a great affection for IN, not only was a great state to raise our family and enjoy a number of years of great NFL football, I also became a conservative.......I was introduced to Rush Limbaugh and G Gordon in that state and discovered a great love for God and country.

In my early years I proudly voted for Dick Lugar but soon realized he was just another cog in the Washington machine and liked the bumper sticker that said “Dick Lugar before he dicks you”

I hope IN votes him out.....

6 posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't eveybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Clintonfatigued

NICE! Thanks.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:44 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: Kimmers
Even if Lugar was a died in the wool conservative, his time has come to leave the scene. It's pathetic when some politicians hang on to their offices way past the due date.
It's like a great athlete hanging on until his mid 40’s and no one wants to tell him it's time to go.
8 posted on 04/18/2012 6:25:18 PM PDT by gusty
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To: CommieCutter; Hegemony Cricket; PhiloBedo

I hope you’re passing around the Mourdock yard signs. I’ve managed to give a few away.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 6:28:38 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Clintonfatigued

My area is saturated with them. I’ve seen only one Lugar sign.

Buh Bye, Dick.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 6:33:53 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: gusty

Excellent analogy


11 posted on 04/18/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT by Kimmers (Fair isn't eveybody getting the same thing, fair is getting what you need to be successful)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Traitorous old POS Lugar should’ve gone out the door a decade ago. Glad to see he’s actually having to campaign for the first time.

FYRL!


12 posted on 04/18/2012 7:28:39 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; SunkenCiv; hoosiermama; muawiyah; Just A Nobody; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; ...

FYI, Mark Levin did a bit on his radio show tonight lambasting John McCain, Mitch Daniels, and other GOP establishment types for circling the wagons for Lugar in this race, as well as Lugar himself. This is one of several good chances for conservative Republicans to oust incumbent RINOs or ‘Rats from their Senate seats this year.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Clintonfatigued
Mark Levin talked about this race tonight.

Said Lugar is bringing in the Republican machine to help him. The Governor and McCain will be endorsing him, thought he also said commercial ad blitz.

14 posted on 04/18/2012 7:33:51 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: ScottinVA
I am Indiana resident working in PA. Absentee ballot to be filled in for Mr. Mourdock this weekend and submitted. Voting to have Russia dictate nuclear deterrent us + being possible fillibuster breaker on Elena Kagan = SEE YA

FWIW: Lake Co and St. Joe Co dembots pulling R ballots in some areas since they think mistakenly Sout’bend Joe Donelly will benefit

15 posted on 04/18/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: opentalk
World Government Lobby Frets Over Fate of Lugar
16 posted on 04/18/2012 7:42:10 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Clintonfatigued

“This is excellent news. ..”

It sure is! Tonight Mark Levin called Mourdock a Reagan conservative.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 8:37:31 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: gusty
Sad to say....He wasn't an "even if".....

Dick Lugar is just another Hatch, Collins, Snow, et al....has been, do nothing, go along to get along......cancer on our country.

19 posted on 04/18/2012 10:10:20 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: justiceseeker93
As a Jewish Republican (your self-styled appellation elsewhere) what is your biggest concern about Lugar?

Is it his seniority? Is it his voting record? Is it his standing with the Conservatives? Is it ....... his surname?

You do know this guy pretty well reflects the ambitions of his constituency ~ Indiana voters ~ who have been incredibly evenly split 50/50 ever since the days of D.C.Stephenson and Governor Schricker (who ran on both parties).

I watched the debate and Mourdock sounds pretty much like Lugar on all the issues ~ so why, in the face of a probable Republican takeover of the US Senate, would it necessarily be wise for Indiana voters to give up Lugar's seniority (and power) in exchange for a fellow who takes the same positions on every issue, and who will not have that same seniority?

20 posted on 04/19/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: gusty
He's 80.

He drools occasionally AND does not follow his opponent's train of thought well in discussions.

But none of that matters in the Senate ~ their staff people take care of the heavy lifting.

I'd like to know who Mourdock is going to hire ~

21 posted on 04/19/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Sun

Mark also said Lugar is a resident of McLean, Virginia and that at one point Lugar and his wife weren’t even allowed to vote in Indiana because they had no legal residence there. And now Daniels is making commercials for him. Yikes... Glad that guy opted out of the Presidential race in a hurry.


22 posted on 04/19/2012 1:20:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

“....And now Daniels is making commercials for him. Yikes... Glad that guy opted out of the Presidential race in a hurry.”

Yes, and Daniels is not a friend of social conservatives either:

“When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) called on conservatives to declare a “truce” on social issues and “agree to disagree,” he clearly “shot himself in the foot” and ended his presidential prospects.”

excerpt http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/social_issues_are_not_going_away_in_2012.html


23 posted on 04/19/2012 2:34:33 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Fairfax County Virginia has a good number of Representatives and Senators living here. In general NONE of them are residents and do not vote, but Fur Shur we get a piece of tax money from their properties.

Now, tell me, if they aren't legal residents of Fairfax County where are they still legal residents?

You know our laws do not allow us to force them to become residents here ~

24 posted on 04/19/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: muawiyah
Now, tell me, if they aren't legal residents of Fairfax County where are they still legal residents?

Wherever they maintain a legal residence, I guess.
(shrug) Not my problem.

25 posted on 04/19/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
You are telling us that "Mark also said Lugar is a resident of McLean, Virginia" and I'm telling you Mark lied to you and you carried the lie ~ and you should know better.

So, yeah, it's your problem.

26 posted on 04/19/2012 3:53:05 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: muawiyah

I was paraphrasing Levin. I don’t know if he said “lives in McLean, Virginia”, “resides in McLean, Virginia”, or “is a resident of McLean, Virginia”. It was something like that but I really couldn’t care less what his exact words were. Mark’s point was that Lugar hasn’t lived in Indiana for decades and at one point he was even declared ineligible to vote there.

Now, is there a point to anything you’ve posted to me?
If there is, I can’t figure it out.
Nevermind... no need to reply. Please.


27 posted on 04/19/2012 7:14:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

You raised the point ~ your fault.


28 posted on 04/19/2012 7:28:28 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Sun
Yes, and Daniels is not a friend of social conservatives either:

Any man who rapts what remaining hair he has around his head like it was spraying on cheese whiz is not to taken seriously...

29 posted on 04/19/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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