Skip to comments.Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar
Posted on 05/08/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar
By Kim Geiger May 8, 2012 Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senates most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber.
Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administrations bailout of Chrysler.
Mourdock was endorsed by Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, and Lugar had the backing of the party establishment, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, a three-term congressman from the South Bend area, this fall. The matchup is the preferred outcome for Democrats, who view Lugars ouster as an opportunity to pick up a longtime Republican seat.
"Richard Mourdock is this year's Ken Buck," said Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil. Buck was a tea-party-backed Republican who upset the establishment favorite in the GOP primary in Colorado in 2010, only to lose in November. "Tonight's results make the Indiana Senate race a toss-up."
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The problem is that Donnelly, the dem nominee, has voted with Pelosi 90% of the time including voting for Obamacare and all the bailouts. He is one of those “Stupak democrats” who lied about thier “pro-life” positions to get elected and then vote for Obamacare. The reason why he is not running again in the House District 2 is that with re-districting, he would loose that seat this time around.
That should tell you a lot about Donnelly. He is Pelosi and Obamacare.
Indiana has a sore loser law. Stick a fork in Lugar, he’s done.
YES!!! And, Orrin Hatch, we’re on our way. Get Ready!!!
YES!!! And, Orrin Hatch, we’re on our way. Get Ready!!!
To hell with what the people want - besides, the senate marxists' principles are strong enough for both parties.
You're welcome. I'm glad we have the sore loser law too.
Congratulations are in order.
“Now watch the Republican elites run away from Mourdock. In fact I fully expect them to campaign for his Democrat opponent. Just like they did in 2010.”
Absolutely right. They’ll be trashing Mourdock and the Tea Party within hours. If only we had taken our marching orders from Rove et al. like good little party minions everything would be fine.
I hope tonight is just the beginning of many good primary nights for conservatives; on to Nebraska, Texas, Utah, and elsewhere.
Hey! But wait! That tea party thing died out! LOL!
IN’s `sore-loser’ law.
Hey Dick, so long ya looser chummmmmmmmmp!
Hey Mitch—too bad, so sad.
Hey Arizona: this is how it’s done.
Candidates defeated in primary or nomination process; ineligibility
Sec. 5.5. (a) Except as provided in IC 3-13-1-19 and IC 3-13-2-10 for filling a vacancy on a ticket, a person who:
(1) is defeated in a primary election;
(2) appears as a candidate for nomination at a convention and is defeated;
(3) files a declaration of candidacy for nomination by a county, city, or town convention and is defeated; or
(4) files a declaration of candidacy for nomination by a caucus conducted under IC 3-13-1 or IC 3-13-2 and is defeated;
is not eligible to become a candidate for the same office in the next general or municipal election.
(b) For the purposes of subsection (a):
(1) a candidate for an at-large seat on a fiscal body is considered a candidate for the same office as a candidate for a district seat on a fiscal body; and
(2) a candidate for United States representative from a district in Indiana is considered a candidate for the same office as a candidate for any other congressional district in Indiana.
(c) This section does not apply to a candidate who files a written request for placement on the presidential primary ballot under IC 3-8-3.
As added by P.L.10-1988, SEC.30. Amended by P.L.3-1997, SEC.115; P.L.38-1999, SEC.22; P.L.176-1999, SEC.27.
Your expectations seem to be rooted in emotion and have little basis in knowledge. Indiana has a sore loser law. Lugar cannot run in the general election.
Say good night, Dick.
“Good night, Dick.”
Next question - does Lugar turn Murkowski on us?
The problem is that Donnelly, the dem nominee, has voted with Pelosi 90% of the time including voting for Obamacare and all the bailouts...
Yes, he copied all the Lugar’s moves. Isnt it time for the rocking chair old white guy? You got thrashed, glad to have helped remove your Obama ass-kissing RINO-self.
David Dewhurst is no Richard Lugar.
In fact, Dewhurst is probably more conservative than Cruz.
Two questions: (1) What exactly happened in 2011? and (2) Why are you pretending to be a conservative when you explicitly support a pot smoking Libertarian?
Wishful thinking. The MSM doesn't know flyover country very well. We punt out the pretenders on local levels regularly. Google Greg Ballard and how he ended up Mayor of Indianapolis.
Murdoch will need a boatload of cash because the undones (unions) are going to flood the coffers of Donally (Democrat). I don't think it will make any difference. Hoosiers are still pissed about the back stabbing we took when GM and Chrystler bond holders were gutted by Obama.
I hope Donally runs on his record up there. "Where'd the democrats go?" as they walked out, fled, hid like scared children. Donally is from the corruption corner of Indiana. It's contagious and he's to close to Chicago to not be infected.
In addition to Lugar being flushed down the toilet, the fag “marriage” ban in NC passed in a monumental landslide.
Good news all around.