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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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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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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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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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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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