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Sen. Richard Lugar to seek re-election in 2012
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 18, 2011

Posted on 01/18/2011 11:16:55 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Richard Lugar plans to seek a re-election in 2012.

Lugar spokesman Mark Helmke said Tuesday that Lugar plans to run a vigorous campaign and is committed to winning a seventh term representing Indiana in the Senate.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: fossils; in2012; indiana; lugar; lugar2012; retirealready; rino; termlimits
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1 posted on 01/18/2011 11:16:56 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

PLz NO


2 posted on 01/18/2011 11:17:58 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

nope


3 posted on 01/18/2011 11:20:01 AM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: nuconvert

Mitch Daniels could kick his butt.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 11:21:06 AM PST by acapesket
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To: nuconvert

Another RINO that needs dumped in the primaries.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 11:21:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is he gonna move to New York?


6 posted on 01/18/2011 11:21:26 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seek and you will not find.

No more RINOs


7 posted on 01/18/2011 11:21:45 AM PST by Bob Buchholz
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And the tea party in Indiana intends to run a vigorous campaign to see that someone opens a can of whoop-ass on “Dick” during the primary.


8 posted on 01/18/2011 11:22:07 AM PST by technically right
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s addicted to the good life...time for rehab, Dick.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 11:23:33 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Send Lugar packing in ‘12. People of IN, please do your civic duty and boot this RINO.
10 posted on 01/18/2011 11:23:55 AM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Target ?? No Target ??


11 posted on 01/18/2011 11:24:53 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lugar needs to be primary-ed in the worst way...


12 posted on 01/18/2011 11:25:10 AM PST by Antoninus (Fair warning: If Romney's the GOP nominee in 2012, I'm looking for a new party.)
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To: JPG
Send Lugar packing in ‘12. People of IN, please do your civic duty and boot this RINO.

We've been trying to boot this RINO for at least 20 years in my memory.

The trouble we keep running into is he runs UNOPPOSED in the primary. NO ONE EVER runs against him.

With much prayer and crossed fingers here's hoping that the Tea Party does in fact run someone against him in 2012. It would be a first since I've been voting (and I first voted in 1976).

13 posted on 01/18/2011 11:28:29 AM PST by conservativegramma
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK Indiana folks, Me think lugar a typical long time “RINO”?
Is this accurate? I’ve been wrong before.
And is there a true conservative hanging around waiting to kick him to the curb in the primaries?????
And that means not another old hack...


14 posted on 01/18/2011 11:31:21 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: conservativegramma

Just got done talking to the local Tea Party organizer here in the community and he says that the various and sundry Tea Parties are planning a state-wide conference to discuss “primarying” the Dickster.

Both Pence and Daniels could kick his butt however both of those guys will need the big Republican money if they choose to go for the brass ring and therefore can’t afford to piss off the old line supporters of Lugar.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 11:47:37 AM PST by technically right
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To: Joe Boucher
I'm a Hoosier.

Dick Lugar will get a primary opponent.
His name is Richard Mourdock!

I cannot wait to see the fight!

16 posted on 01/18/2011 11:48:05 AM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Joe Boucher
Richard Mourdock!
State Treasurer and largest state wide vote recipient in the 2010 election.
17 posted on 01/18/2011 11:48:08 AM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Richard Mourdock will challenge him.
Mourdock is a Tea Party favorite and State Treasurer who won the most votes statewide in 2010.
18 posted on 01/18/2011 11:48:09 AM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Won't matter, he'll be beat in the primaries by anyone who highlights his 'get along' with demonRATs positions story...

The senile ol'bastard needs to retire - NOW!

19 posted on 01/18/2011 11:52:56 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: TheCause

Lugar is another John Danforth. Drifting further to the left with every passing year. He’ll lose the nomination and pull either a Murkowski or a Specter. He’s used the GOP to get where he is but he’ll knife it as soon as he loses their support. Senate seats are like little fiefdoms and the Senators care more about their personal empire than party.


20 posted on 01/18/2011 11:57:00 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Energizer Bunny


21 posted on 01/18/2011 11:58:25 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: technically right
Just got done talking to the local Tea Party organizer here in the community and he says that the various and sundry Tea Parties are planning a state-wide conference to discuss “primarying” the Dickster.

From your keyboard to God's ears! The numero uno thing we need to do is unite behind ONE candidate and ONE only. If 6 or 8 guys throw their hats in the ring and then divide the vote.....Lugar will sail right into re-election.

We need to pick one viable strong conservative and go with it.

22 posted on 01/18/2011 12:03:24 PM PST by conservativegramma
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are committed to seeing that Lugar is set out to pasture.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 12:04:52 PM PST by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: acapesket

Mitch Daniels worked for Lugar when he was Mayor of the Circle City. My Dad worked for Lugar. Gotta watch Lugar. He has photographic memory and never forgets. Can site word for word speeches he wrote 25 years ago. Amazing guy. Not that I agree with his political views but I know he is a Patriot.


24 posted on 01/18/2011 12:42:37 PM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: littleharbour
If Lugar loses in primary, he is DONE. Indiana has a sore loser law which prevents him from running after the primary.

And we all know what kind of people vote in primaries!
I wonder if he has any idea what is coming his way!

25 posted on 01/18/2011 12:59:56 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: halfright
Not that I agree with his political views but I know he is a Patriot.

He maybe used to be a Patriot, but lately he's been voting more like a red marxist. START treay and LOST treaty are 2 very decidedly anti-patriot votes he's cast in recent years that come to mind. And anyone one votes to cut missile defense or gut our national sovereignty is NO PATRIOT in my book. I don't care how you spin it, those votes are not patriotism, they are borderline treason.

26 posted on 01/18/2011 1:19:30 PM PST by conservativegramma
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To: conservativegramma

I have not followed tricky Dick since the early 70’s. I trust you more than him but I was amazed at his photographic memory. Then he seemed to me to be a patriot but now looking at his voting record I see what you mean...


27 posted on 01/18/2011 1:58:29 PM PST by halfright (My presidents picture is in the dictionary, next to the word, "rectum".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A vigorous campaign eh? He’s phoned in the last two. Guess the Tea Party gunning for him, oops, can stay that, has got him spooked.

I got a petition form from him. He wants me to go out and sign people up for him. I intend to mark it, with a big red Sharpie. - RETIRE! - and send it back.


28 posted on 01/18/2011 2:03:05 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: who knows what evil?
He’s addicted to the good life...time for rehab, Dick.

Addiction, their is something going on here. Look how many Reps and Senators that are old that can't or won't leave; Levin, Dingell, McCain, Spectre, he had to be booted. Now look how many died in Office, Kennedy, Byrd etc.

Their is something wrong with this picture.

Everyone talks about addictions to Drugs, Alcohol etc. We have people here IMHO that may have a new one, an addiction to Power.

IMHO Lugar has now entered this category. It is time for a Hoosier of Stature to run against him and retire him in the primaries via beating him for the nomination, when he doesn't have the common sense to do it on his own.

29 posted on 01/18/2011 2:08:23 PM PST by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Damnit.

Mark Helmke
Any relation to that piece of crap Paul Helmke?

I hope someone challenges Lugar. Hostettler?

30 posted on 01/18/2011 3:00:48 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A poorly titled local piece from last week.....

http://kokomotribune.com/local/x1184739450/Tea-Party-has-target-on-Lugar

The Tea Party people were less than thrilled about the Dan Coats nomination,” he said. “They realize it would be a better position to narrow the field and have a one-on-one race against Lugar.”

Fettig said if the Tea Party groups can’t agree on a single candidate in 2012, then it will not be possible to defeat Lugar in 2012.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 3:01:06 PM PST by digger48
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To: technically right

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32 posted on 01/18/2011 3:01:54 PM PST by digger48
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’ll be targeted by the Tea Parties....which he should be!


33 posted on 01/18/2011 3:26:17 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She will? I hope someone defeats her.

Perhaps a REAL Indiana conservative can replace Ms. Lugar.


34 posted on 01/18/2011 3:45:15 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I will personally move to Indiana to work on the campaign of whoever the Tea Party puts up against this RINO.


35 posted on 01/18/2011 3:47:10 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He needs a primary challenger.


36 posted on 01/18/2011 3:47:51 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP


37 posted on 01/18/2011 3:48:27 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Must really like tapping his feet in those congressional bathroom stalls.


38 posted on 01/18/2011 3:49:29 PM PST by peyton randolph (There is no such thing as moderate Islam)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sen. Richard Lugar to seek re-election in 2012

As a RINO or a democrat?

39 posted on 01/18/2011 3:53:07 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

“Republican Sen. Richard Lugar” — ? — there’s more than one Richard Lugar in the Senate?

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.


40 posted on 01/18/2011 4:34:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

Please, Hoosiers, vote this RINO bum out.


41 posted on 01/18/2011 4:50:46 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope he loses.


42 posted on 01/18/2011 4:51:50 PM PST by devere
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To: taildragger
... may have a new one, an addiction to Power.

It's not new at all. It's as old as the existence of creation.

43 posted on 01/18/2011 5:43:00 PM PST by Babu
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He needs to have a conversation with Kent Conrad and Lieberman.


44 posted on 01/18/2011 5:47:44 PM PST by Atlantan
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To: Bob Buchholz

45 posted on 01/18/2011 5:49:29 PM PST by twister881
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To: acapesket

you understand that he and Mitch are close ideologically,right?


46 posted on 01/18/2011 6:02:01 PM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: trustandobey

Set out to pasture? OMG! You’re inciting cruelty! ;>)


47 posted on 01/18/2011 6:02:22 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Throw. Him. Out.


48 posted on 01/18/2011 6:03:23 PM PST by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s 78-years-old. Time to retire.


49 posted on 01/18/2011 6:11:38 PM PST by donna (Imagine...women who honor men enough not to tempt them.)
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To: TheCause

“If Lugar loses in primary, he is DONE. Indiana has a sore loser law which prevents him from running after the primary.”


As we learned in Alaska in 2010, sore-loser laws merely prevent primary losers from running on another party’s line or as an independent, not from running a write-in campaign.

As for who should challenge Lugar (and I agree that it’s a question of who should challenge him, not if we should challenge him), I just hope that it’s one candidate, not two or three of them. If two conservatives challenge Lugar he will slide by easily.


50 posted on 01/18/2011 6:25:02 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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