Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points (Whoo Hoooooo) ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY

Posted on 04/28/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United.

The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out that Citizens United is backing Mourdock in the May 8 primary, however.

Both candidates have seen their favorable numbers plummet and the nastiness is expected to increase with less than two weeks left.

From Politico:

The Club for Growth has just reserved another $421,000 of TV time to batter Lugar, charging in a new spot that he is “clinging to power, throwing mud.”

Meanwhile, the pro-Lugar American Action Network is on the air with an ad attacking Mourdock’s “reckless” mismanagement of state money as treasurer.

In recent days, the Lugar campaign has also launched a series of attacks against the Tea Party challenger, claiming Mourdock failed to report several owned properties while highlighting that he once supported the Fairness Doctrine.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: dicklugar; gope; indiana; norinos; richardlugar; richardmourdock; sourcetitlenoturl
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-63 last
To: USS Alaska
Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race

I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent - and here's what some of that mail looks like.

A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they'd said it would, on energy policy - but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana's GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote. "Indiana does not have party registration," the mail piece says over a picture of a smiling child giving a thumbs-up sign. "You simply need to show up at your polling location on May 8, 2012 to vote for Senator Dick Lugar in the Republican Primary."

In case anyone didn't get the point, the piece adds, "You can vote in the May 8th Republican Primary election! The May 8th Election is open to all voters."

At other points ,the piece says Lugar, who is seen as facing an uphill battle against the conservative-backed insurgent, "has always represented mainstream Indiana values."

61 posted on 04/28/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: jocon307

BTW, I heard that Anna Little is running again in NJ-06. The district was made a few points more conservative and Republican, so maybe she can beat Pallone this time.

62 posted on 04/29/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget


63 posted on 05/01/2012 8:06:19 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-63 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson