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Lugar will not campaign for Mourdock in Ind.
AP ^ | Sept 20, 2012 | TOM LoBIANCO

Posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:11 PM PDT by robowombat

Edited 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.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; in2012; lugar; mourdock

1 posted on 09/17/2012 2:02:15 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Wow, what a surprise!! Not.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 2:03:08 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: robowombat

A real team player.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 2:04:12 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: robowombat

Good riddance to bad garbage.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 2:05:43 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: robowombat

That’s my hocked Luggie!!! Show us again how much class you have!!!


5 posted on 09/17/2012 2:06:28 PM PDT by RatRipper (Obama, YOU LIE!!! . . .again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. . . .)
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To: robowombat

We are always told we MUST support the moderates but the mods NEVER follow this same advice.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 2:07:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: robowombat

Typical RINO. Useless to the core.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 2:08:59 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: robowombat

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?


8 posted on 09/17/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in America's panties, 0bama is the yellow stain in front!)
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To: robowombat
"Mourdock is in a tight race with Democrat Joe Donnelly"

Not that tight. I bet Murdock ends up winning +10

9 posted on 09/17/2012 2:12:48 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: robowombat

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.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 2:13:03 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: headstamp 2

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.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 2:13:16 PM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: GeronL
Its because for all their pious lip flapping about us terrible "purists", nobody is as unbending as a moderate. If it weren't for conservative compromise, there wouldn't be any moderate republicans in congress. They'd all be democrats.

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12 posted on 09/17/2012 2:14:03 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: robowombat
I would think that's a good thing in my book.

I would never even want to meet the POS RINO.

13 posted on 09/17/2012 2:14:52 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots..Palin 2012...I wish)
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To: GeronL

“We are always told we MUST support the moderates but the mods NEVER follow this same advice.”

Yep. I apply this logic to Romney. :)


14 posted on 09/17/2012 2:15:02 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: robowombat

Sour grapes from Lugie. He always preferred the dems.

15 posted on 09/17/2012 2:17:30 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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16 posted on 09/17/2012 2:17:48 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Global fascism - power for Soros, islam for control, slavery for the rest of us.)
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To: GeronL
“We are always told we MUST support the moderates but the mods NEVER follow this same advice.”

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).

17 posted on 09/17/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: robowombat

What a piece of dog excrement.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 2:34:06 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: robowombat

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.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 2:44:19 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: fedupjohn

I am sure he is better off without support from Lugar.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: robowombat

Good Riddance, Lugee


21 posted on 09/17/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Venturer

Agree!!


22 posted on 09/17/2012 3:31:22 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now run by Idiots..Palin 2012...I wish)
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To: robowombat

Lugar realized to support the guy he might have to travel to Indiana to do that. He hates Indiana.

Now he can stay inside the Beltway and make more money as a consultant.


23 posted on 09/17/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: robowombat
Wow! This is great news that Lugar is NOT campaigning for Richard Mourdock for Senate.

Now for the obvious, will RINO Lugar campaign for the Donkey, Joe Donnelly? (I'll bet this sellout will because he can't help himself.)

24 posted on 09/17/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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