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Tea Party Upstart Mourdock Defeats Longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar
LATimes ^ | May 08, 2012

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 Senate’s 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 administration’s 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 Lugar’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: donttreadonme; elections; iloveit; indiana; lugar; mourdock; richardmourdock; rino; rinofreeamerica; teaparty; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 5:29:31 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Tea Party defeats teabaggers!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 05/08/2012 5:31:23 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Steelfish

Great job Indiana. Now you just have to win the General Election with the Senate and President.


3 posted on 05/08/2012 5:32:26 PM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: Steelfish
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.
4 posted on 05/08/2012 5:33:35 PM PDT by Tupelo (GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Let’s keep this momentum going!
I will do my part to get Ted Cruz elected to the Senate.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 5:34:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish

Good riddance...


6 posted on 05/08/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder how much damage Lugar can do us before he leaves.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 5:35:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

Good riddance! Should have happened 18 years ago.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:42 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: Tupelo
I fully expect them to campaign for his Democrat opponent. Just like they did in 2010.

I expect Lugar to run as an independent, with covert support from both the Dems and the GOP elite. Neither wants Mourdock to win...

9 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:42 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Steelfish

Good riddance! Should have happened 18 years ago.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:01 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: napscoordinator

Lets hope and pray we won’t suffer this fate recorded in the article.

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“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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11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:01 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Tupelo

12 posted on 05/08/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: ZOOKER

Shades of Alaska...here comes the Independent, Lugar!


13 posted on 05/08/2012 5:47:01 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Steelfish
For my 7,000th post on this board, here's a couple of happy songs to celebrate the occasion:

Everything is Hotsy-Totsy Now--The Coon-Sanders Nightha

Good News--George Olsen & His Music

14 posted on 05/08/2012 5:47:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Steelfish

I am honored to live in Indiana, contribute to Mourdock, told my in-state brother to vote for Mourdock and last but not least, voting for Mourdock today. It is a GREAT day in Hoosierland and for America!


15 posted on 05/08/2012 5:48:16 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Steelfish

“Tonight’s result make Indiana’s senate race a tossup”

Oh, in your fondest dreams d*ck wad. Unlike last time the Obozo is toast in Indiana and Mike Pence is running for Gov. Mourdock by 15 in the general.

I just LOVE it !!!!


16 posted on 05/08/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT by technically right
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To: Steelfish

Patriot’s Handbook-via New Zeal’s site (pretty good info here, just in time for November “elections”):

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-patriot-s-handbook-a-practical-guide-for-all-activists


17 posted on 05/08/2012 5:50:19 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Steelfish

Great job Indiana! Let’s take back the Republican party. It’s a lot easier than starting a new one.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 5:50:56 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Good news ping.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 5:52:35 PM PDT by randita
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To: Steelfish

Great.. Now Lugar can stop maintaining that 2nd home in Indiana...

err ahh.. wait..


20 posted on 05/08/2012 5:54:02 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Steelfish

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.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 5:55:39 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: ZOOKER

Indiana has a sore loser law. Stick a fork in Lugar, he’s done.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 5:57:54 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: Steelfish

23 posted on 05/08/2012 6:00:31 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: jimbo123

YES!!! And, Orrin Hatch, we’re on our way. Get Ready!!!


24 posted on 05/08/2012 6:01:18 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: jimbo123

YES!!! And, Orrin Hatch, we’re on our way. Get Ready!!!


25 posted on 05/08/2012 6:01:33 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: harpu
Bonds forged in the senate cloakroom are as true as steel. They'll get good ol' Dick back by hook or by crook.

To hell with what the people want - besides, the senate marxists' principles are strong enough for both parties.

26 posted on 05/08/2012 6:02:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Tupelo
"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."

Exactly! After all, RINOs have always been creatures of habit.

Cheers
27 posted on 05/08/2012 6:04:09 PM PDT by DoctorBulldog (Obama Sucks!!!)
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To: napscoordinator
Great job Indiana.

You're welcome. I'm glad we have the sore loser law too.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: TMA62

Congratulations are in order.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 6:05:57 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Tupelo

“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.


30 posted on 05/08/2012 6:09:39 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Steelfish

Hey! But wait! That tea party thing died out! LOL!

HOOOOOOO—RAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!


31 posted on 05/08/2012 6:11:15 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: Tailback

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.

IC 3-8-1-5.5
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.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 6:17:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: ZOOKER
I expect Lugar to run as an independent, with covert support from both the Dems and the GOP elite.

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.

33 posted on 05/08/2012 6:17:34 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Steelfish

Say good night, Dick.

“Good night, Dick.”

Next question - does Lugar turn Murkowski on us?


34 posted on 05/08/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: TMA62

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.

Buh-Bye


35 posted on 05/08/2012 6:19:33 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: mylife

David Dewhurst is no Richard Lugar.

In fact, Dewhurst is probably more conservative than Cruz.


36 posted on 05/08/2012 6:20:02 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Tupelo
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.

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?

37 posted on 05/08/2012 6:21:12 PM PDT by neocon1984
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To: Steelfish
"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."

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.

38 posted on 05/08/2012 6:24:38 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: technically right
Pence lost.
39 posted on 05/08/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Steelfish

In addition to Lugar being flushed down the toilet, the fag “marriage” ban in NC passed in a monumental landslide.

Good news all around.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Great job Indiana! Let’s take back the Republican party. It’s a lot easier than starting a new one.

This is how we continue to "show the establishment GOP" we're serious, one senator and congressman at a time. Eventually, the conservative group will outnumber the old gaurd.

Lugar has too much respect to run as an independent.

41 posted on 05/08/2012 6:28:33 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Lancey Howard

But they control the “fag” courts. Happened in CA


42 posted on 05/08/2012 6:29:32 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Bronzy

Don’t understand your post?
Pence was running unopposed in the R primary.


43 posted on 05/08/2012 6:30:07 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Steelfish

But the Tea Party is done, it’s history, has no impact, and might just have been a dream. I herd it on tha whilrd newz tanite!


44 posted on 05/08/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: Kartographer

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R I N O - DOWN!
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45 posted on 05/08/2012 6:31:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Steelfish

This is just excellent!!! Now on to Orrin Hatch the next RINO who needs to go.


46 posted on 05/08/2012 6:32:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Tenacious 1

He can’t be on the ballot as a named candidate per Indiana law.
He may be able to be a write-in.


47 posted on 05/08/2012 6:33:11 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ngat

We know he is more establishment oriented for sure.


48 posted on 05/08/2012 6:33:27 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: Steelfish; mickie
"Mourdock Defeats Lugar"

"North Carolina Approves Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment"

Tonight's great headlines!

My cup runneth over with these two victories tonight.

The drinks are on me!

Leni

49 posted on 05/08/2012 6:34:02 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Steelfish
You have been supporting the POS FLIP SLICK WILLARD ROMNEY, and WRESTLING LAWYER SWEATER VEST STOOGE STALKING HORSE SANTORUM FOR MYTH, THE MORMON BISHOP since day one.

Now you are on the LUGAR SUCKS bandwagon?

Do you sell used or new cars?

The CPUSA is going to give the Joe Smith cultists a run for their money.

The Republic dies either way.

50 posted on 05/08/2012 6:34:11 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Mitt Romney Sucks)
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