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Lugar Defeated by Mourdock in Republican Primary
nationaljournal.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 05/08/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate, lost the Republican primary to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock on Tuesday. With 14 percent of the vote counted according to the AP tally, NBC News has called the race for Mourdock, who leads Lugar 61 percent to 39 percent.

Facing a headwind of tea party anger and hamstrung by a lingering story about his out-of-state residency, Lugar's campaign struggled badly in the final weeks of the campaign to make a forceful case for his re-election. Mourdock's bid was boosted by national conservative support from groups like the anti-tax Club For Growth, which ran a series of negative ads against the incumbent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; lugar; mourdock; richardlugar; richardmourdock
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 4:39:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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2 posted on 05/08/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Finally,some good news. Conservatives are NOT dead yet!
Freegards
LEX


3 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Boom!

Now get a real job.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great news.. and no Hatch v Lugar seniority battle in 2013. Yes, Hatch should win.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:10 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

6 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:17 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Taking out the trash, Tea Party style.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:39 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: dfwgator
Hatch, you're NEXT!!!
8 posted on 05/08/2012 4:42:39 PM PDT by ken5050 (FRACK Obama!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good News! Still worried what a lame duck Senate and President might do after November......Lots of work to be done. But GREAT JOB Inidana!!!!!


9 posted on 05/08/2012 4:43:39 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Free ThinkerNY
One less RINO with which Milf Romney or Bathhouse Barry can cut deals to screw the American people.
10 posted on 05/08/2012 4:43:44 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will the GOP establishment now run him as an independent?


11 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: indiana; Bronzy; CommieCutter; ducttape45; southernindymom; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun

Wow, that didn’t take long.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ding dong the witch is dead!


13 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:37 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Reports of the Tea Party's demise have been greatly exaggerated.
14 posted on 05/08/2012 4:46:12 PM PDT by BAW (I'll be back as fast as you can say "furious.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
But, but, but . . . I thought the Tea Party was dead!?! I thought we weren't going to hear from them anymore!

Heh heh heh....

15 posted on 05/08/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: GeronL

If its like Alaska the establishment will put on a massive write in campaign ... it isn’t over yet.


16 posted on 05/08/2012 4:47:17 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: exit82

Yeah baby!!!


17 posted on 05/08/2012 4:48:05 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: Breto
If its like Alaska the establishment will put on a massive write in campaign ... it isn’t over yet.

Can't do it in Indiana, they have a "Sore Loser" Law.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 4:48:31 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We shall soon see how much of a “Statesman” Lugar is in his loser speech.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great news! and so far by a 2-1 margin!

Usually a Senator like Lugar with tons of seniority is pretty much invulnerable, because he can bring back wagonloads of federal pork to the state that re-elects him. That makes the news even better!


20 posted on 05/08/2012 4:51:12 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dfwgator
I'm praying that this overwhelming win in Indiana speaks loud and clear to the "Establishment" AND the Romney campaign = "don't sell the TEA Party down the drain just yet," Romney is in place simply because there were too many candidates claiming the conservative mantle.

I'm certain that there were and are a number of candidates who really believe that they would be the best to win against Obama but what that really got for those of us in the conservative camp was a true non-conservative on any level, simply because the others refused to pool their resources for "the best candidate" to win.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:09 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: VanDeKoik

He has what, eight months to find some little thing on K Street.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In my best Cosell voice-”Down goes Lugar!!!” Goodbye RINO!


23 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: dfwgator

“Can’t do it in Indiana, they have a “Sore Loser” Law.”

Awsome.....


24 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"Whaaa? I can still run as a write-in, right? Lisa told me so!"


25 posted on 05/08/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: dfwgator

“Can’t do it in Indiana, they have a “Sore Loser” Law.”

Awesome.....


26 posted on 05/08/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Cyber Liberty

He can do a lot of damage in 8 months.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, baby.

If Indiana couldn't reject a RINO occasionally, the country is lost.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BAW
We are just sitting around with itchy fingers waiting to scratch our ballot. We don't need mobs in the street.
29 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: dfwgator

Yuk, yuk...boy is this going to make Peggy Noonan mad....tough!!


30 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:09 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate.”

Serving actually implies doing something for someone. There is no senator working for the people any longer or either party.

Much the same exists in the House.

We are the highest taxes, least served people in the history of the world.

f - em vote them all out. Every time, every vote. Move to have one six year term then gone - by the people.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hopping up and down in joy....


32 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:44 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

another rino bites the dust


33 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:44 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: cripplecreek

He has been holding off support of the Lost treaty (Law of the Sea) until after the primary. He is going full left now.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obamedia’s reports of the TEA Party’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Just wait until November’s electoral tsunami hits.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BUMP


36 posted on 05/08/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dfwgator

Here’s where the gop.e really starts to panic. Mwuhahahahaha

Couldn’t happen to a worse whore of a party.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

38 posted on 05/08/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TexasNative2000
But, but, but . . . I thought the Tea Party was dead!?!

Yeah, if the mainstream media doesn't see you banging a bongo in the street, you're dead. Nah, the Tea Party shows up when it counts -- on election day.


39 posted on 05/08/2012 5:02:37 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great stuff, I needed some good political news.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sweet. See ya, crook.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:26 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Cyber Liberty
Perhaps ten months if this isn't a deal until January 2013.
42 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Long Live the Tea Party!

Long Live America, they are the Tea Party.


43 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Doogle

Quick, somebody hack his horn off.


44 posted on 05/08/2012 5:07:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Waiting for the MSM pundits to tell us this was a special case and doesn't really mean anything about the power of the tea party in the coming elections.
Sweat you lying bastards, sweat!
45 posted on 05/08/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's hope that Murdoch can prevail in November.I'll bet that the Rats will throw everything spare dollar they have at his opponent.And no,,,I'm not some RINO lamenting Lugar’s demise...I honestly have *no* knowledge of Indiana politics so I don't know who can or cannot win there.But hey,if Scott Brown can win in Massachusetts then *anything’s* possible.
46 posted on 05/08/2012 5:08:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will run as an independent, I bet.


47 posted on 05/08/2012 5:11:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: zerosix
Romney is in place simply because there were too many candidates claiming the conservative mantle.

May I suggest a modest correction?

...too many weak candidates claiming the conservative mantle??

Fact is, every one of the choices on the conservative side was deeply flawed.

48 posted on 05/08/2012 5:13:07 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I heard Lugar had an “F” rating from the NRA.

Good riddance.


49 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:40 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Out with the old and in with the bold-— we hope!


50 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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