Skip to comments.Lugar will not campaign for Mourdock in Ind.
Posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:11 PM PDT by robowombatEdited on 09/17/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Sen. Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary.
Lugar told conservative Indiana blogger Abdul Hakim-Shabazz in an interview posted Monday that he would not actively support Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on the campaign trail. The six-term senator had previously left the question unanswered. But he raised eyebrows in July when he introduced Mourdock to Senate Republicans at a weekly lunch.
Mourdock is in a tight race with Democrat Joe Donnelly for Indiana's open Senate seat. Senate Republicans and Democrats are going on air in Indiana Tuesday with new ads and outside groups are spending heavily on both sides.
Wow, what a surprise!! Not.
A real team player.
Good riddance to bad garbage.
That’s my hocked Luggie!!! Show us again how much class you have!!!
We are always told we MUST support the moderates but the mods NEVER follow this same advice.
Typical RINO. Useless to the core.
Lugar could take a hint from conservatives who recognize the urgency of keeping ‘Rats OUT of elected office, which is why they are joining ranks to get 0bama OUT, and Romney & Ryan IN.
So c’mon DICK, show some class as your long running career at the public trough comes to an end, huh?
Not that tight. I bet Murdock ends up winning +10
His Royal RINO-ness was not amused at being removed from his rightful throne-for-life.
If anyone ever had any doubts about whether dumping this b*tch was the right thing to do, His Highness just got rid of them.
Previously, my position was the Lugar deserved respect for his years of service EVEN THOUGH he now needed to be replaced for drifting leftward over the years.
But this? This tears it. To hell with him.
Years ago the pompous Lugar basked in the appellation “Richard Nixon’s favorite mayor.” Mourdock would have supported him had the outcome of the primary been the reverse. I wonder though if people in IN will support Mourdock. Many are much more liberal than their reputation.
I would never even want to meet the POS RINO.
“We are always told we MUST support the moderates but the mods NEVER follow this same advice.”
Yep. I apply this logic to Romney. :)
Sour grapes from Lugie. He always preferred the dems.
Exactly, “you have to close ranks behind the nominee” (unless, of course the nominee is Mourdock, Akin, or some other conservative that nauseates the establishment's sensibilities).
What a piece of dog excrement.
But yet, whenever a GOP-E hack wins a primary against a Conservative, the GOP-E demands that the Conservative in question immediately fall into line and back the winner.
I am sure he is better off without support from Lugar.