Skip to comments.Grover Norquist to endorse Mourdock after Lugar rejects no-tax pledge
Posted on 05/01/2012 2:53:05 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Grover Norquist, the influential conservative activist who is the president of Americans for Tax Reform, will endorse Richard Mourdock over Dick Lugar before next week's Republican Senate primary in Indiana, Yahoo News has learned.
Lugar, who has represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate since 1977, has never signed Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" never to raise taxes. A majority of Republican lawmakersand some Democrats in conservative districtshave signed the Americans for Tax Reform pledge.
Norquist will join a handful of high-profile conservatives and organizationsincluding Sarah Palin and the American Conservative Unionwho have backed Mourdock, Indiana's state treasurer who is running to Lugar's right with the backing of national tea party groups.
Members of Lugar's congressional staff met with Norquist at the Americans for Tax Reform headquarters in Washington earlier this year to discuss whether Lugar would sign the no-tax pledge, a source who attended the meeting told Yahoo News.
Norquist never received a reply from Lugar's staff, the source said, so he contacted Lugar's office last week to give the Indiana senator one final chance to sign. Lugar refused, the source said.
Lugar campaign spokesman Andy Fisher said the senator did not sign the pledge to avoid being "beholden to D.C. special interests."
"Hoosiers don't want their senators beholden to D.C. special interests and that's why Richard Mourdock's hometown paper called on candidates of both political parties not to sign pledges," Fisher told Yahoo News. "Sen. Dick Lugar is proud to be endorsed by Indiana's leading job creatorsa striking contrast to Mourdock's support from D.C. interest groups that bear zero responsibility for job creation or economic development in Indiana."
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Nobody needs Grover’s endorsement. He is a self-important, self-serving dweeb.
More candidates need to tell him to take a hike.
I want a candidate who will pledge to advance Biblical and Constitutional values.
Unfortunately, few will.
Lugar is going to lose, in large part, because Hoosiers don’t like outsiders telling them what to do or how to do it. (and, by selling his Indiana residence, Lugar has become an outsider) Grover Norquist’s endorsement will have exactly zero influence on this race, if only because your average Hoosier has never heard of him and will never hear of his endorsement. Otherwise, his endorsement would be a negative.
Isn’t mr Norquist for amnesty and open borders? I wouldn’t want his endorsement. It would probably do more harm then good. Of course, since Mccain endorsed Lugar, I guess they are about even.
I wouldn’t want Norquist’/CAIR’s endorsement!
Ping for ya!
Sarah Palin should become the replacement for Norquist’s job. She would be the honey that would attract all of the conservative honey bees. Palin needs to be the central power of the purse strings person, not Ahab-the-Arab Norquist. I just cannot trust that guy.
....IN FACT he is not only a TRAITOR and ISLAMOFASCIST SUPPORTER, ENABLER AND APOLOGIST....
....His influence peddling (going back to George Bush) and enabling has had a detrimental affect and allowed the Muslim Brotherdhood to gain a foothoold in the Conservative Movement and reaches to the highest levels of Gov't to include the White House, DHS, DOJ and Dept of Defense....
....Making this bottom-feeding, snake and charlatan one of the most despicable (AND DANGEROUS) scumbags in the US at the present time....
...And its about time that "we" Freepers do something about it/him.
...SEE: http://muslimbrotherhoodinamerica.com/ and pay particular attention of parts III and IV.
Grover Norquist has his faults, but if it helps Mourdock win the primary, more power to him.