Skip to comments.Lugar makes last ditch appeal to save Senate career
Posted on 05/08/2012 3:56:23 PM PDT by mdittmar
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Senator Richard Lugar appealed to Democrats to cross party lines and vote for him in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday, in a last ditch effort to save his 35-year Senate career from a Tea Party backed rival who accuses him of being too supportive of President Barack Obama.
"I've asked very candidly for support from all Hoosiers. Not just Republicans, but Democrats and independents. I'm asking for the Republican Party to expand," Lugar said at his campaign headquarters in Indianapolis on Tuesday, where two dozen volunteers rang a bell each time a voter pledged to vote for the senator.
The defeat of Lugar, one of the most prominent voices on foreign policy in Congress, would be the first loss by a Senate incumbent in the 2012 elections and would mark a major victory for the Tea Party movement to reduce the size of the federal government.
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I think it's the water in Washington DC. It shrinks the brain and reduces the IQ until they all become leftists.
Anyone know if Lugar could pull a Lieberman and run as an independent if he loses the primary?
Just read the answer to my question, i.e., sore loser law.
No but I can.
Morris said Lugar plans to throw the country overboard with the ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty (a truly evil end for the USA).
I will vote for a real conservative with an R by their name, but it's been long years since I voted GOP all the way down the ticket.
"Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that."
One thing is for sure, he won't be giving even token support to his opponent.
So Lugar joins the ranks of shame with Crist, Scozafava, Castle, and Specter.
Words can not express the contempt these people are worthy of....
Another Murkowski moment?
I don’t think he can run third party/independent. I believe Indiana has a “Sore Loser” law in place.
It smells like victory.
TEA for two, and two for TEA
Me for you, and you for me.
In Lugar’s case, wouldn’t it be an addition by subtraction?
You're saying that about Lugar? It would really help if you had some evidence -- something "sociopathic" that he'd done in 36 years in Washington. Otherwise, why go there?
Yeah I’m not a fan of straight ticket voting despite the fact that my votes go almost exclusively to republicans in the state and national races.
Not sure if you can skip the ad before the commercial but the Lugar ad is right out of the Democrat playbook.
You don’t think appealing to democrats to save his ass qualifies?
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