Skip to comments.Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)
Posted on 05/07/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
FRANKFORT, Ind. Sen. Dick Lugar is accusing tea party members of trespassing on his family farm and erecting Retire Lugar signs on the eve of the Senate primary.
The six-term Republican incumbent said Monday he was alerted by his son that members of the Owen County tea party climbed over a fence at his Marion County farm to take down his campaign signs and put up their own.
[They] had their pictures taken in front of a sign that said, Dick Lugar, tree farmer of the year, 2003, Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking from notes to recount the episode to reporters. Then they had the audacity to put this on their Twitter accounts and Twitter it out so that everybody would know that these people had trespassed our farm.
Lugar said his farm fence was damaged not badly but nevertheless [they] came over the fence to get our signs and deliberately put up these signs out on the farm. A call and email to an Owen County tea party official was not returned.
I think this is unfortunate but is indicative of the kind of campaign weve run up against and I just wanted you all to know, Lugar said. Im not going to file charges, Im busy running for election. I think most people would find this to be audacious and an affront. Lugar is in the midst of a three-city swing north of Indianapolis, which included stops at a waste water treatment facility and Elks Club.
Richard Mourdock, the state treasurer and favorite heading into Tuesdays election, began his day at the Elkhart Rotary Club. He will conclude his campaign day with a meeting at a Presbyterian church in West Lafayette.
Despite a radio report indicating he would anticipate eventually supporting the nominee, Lugar said he had made no comment about endorsing Mourdock if he loses Tuesday.
Ive indicated that we still have an election going on, he said. Im not going to do a postmortem.
Doesn’t this guy have any family or frinds who can talk this guy out of going out like a clown?
Have just an ounce of dignity Lugar and leave.
He doesn’t live on the property he owns in Indiana.
Sadly the infection of WashDC cannot be eradicated.
He accomplished some good things as mayor of Indianapolis in the 70s.
Don’t be a dick, Lugar.
“Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking from notes to recount the episode to reporters.”
Nah, too easy.
Probably difficult to talk an 80 year old out of or into anything, especially one who’s a legend in his own mind for as long as he has been.
Surprised he wasn't mistaken for a resident...
What a wuss.
Must be one of these guys who think if they retire they’ll die.
Maybe it was Syrian and Burmese voters that Lugar earlier stated would put him over the top, and not Tea Party people?
Hey Dick! It's dog track time bud!
He needs to go based on this alone !
Whoops, too late.
Dick Lugar before he dicks you.
Though if he owns it we should all stay off of it.
Private Property is as American as Apple Pie.
Relax. Dick... It’s not like they were trying to blow up a bridge...