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Lugar Defeated by Mourdock in Republican Primary
nationaljournal.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Sean Sullivan

Posted on 05/08/2012 4:39:42 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate, lost the Republican primary to state Treasurer Richard Mourdock on Tuesday. With 14 percent of the vote counted according to the AP tally, NBC News has called the race for Mourdock, who leads Lugar 61 percent to 39 percent.

Facing a headwind of tea party anger and hamstrung by a lingering story about his out-of-state residency, Lugar's campaign struggled badly in the final weeks of the campaign to make a forceful case for his re-election. Mourdock's bid was boosted by national conservative support from groups like the anti-tax Club For Growth, which ran a series of negative ads against the incumbent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; lugar; mourdock; richardlugar; richardmourdock
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To: dfwgator
I'm praying that this overwhelming win in Indiana speaks loud and clear to the "Establishment" AND the Romney campaign = "don't sell the TEA Party down the drain just yet," Romney is in place simply because there were too many candidates claiming the conservative mantle.

I'm certain that there were and are a number of candidates who really believe that they would be the best to win against Obama but what that really got for those of us in the conservative camp was a true non-conservative on any level, simply because the others refused to pool their resources for "the best candidate" to win.

21 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:09 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: VanDeKoik

He has what, eight months to find some little thing on K Street.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In my best Cosell voice-”Down goes Lugar!!!” Goodbye RINO!


23 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by Freestate316
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To: dfwgator

“Can’t do it in Indiana, they have a “Sore Loser” Law.”

Awsome.....


24 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"Whaaa? I can still run as a write-in, right? Lisa told me so!"


25 posted on 05/08/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: dfwgator

“Can’t do it in Indiana, they have a “Sore Loser” Law.”

Awesome.....


26 posted on 05/08/2012 4:53:03 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Cyber Liberty

He can do a lot of damage in 8 months.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:01 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: Free ThinkerNY
Yeah, baby.

If Indiana couldn't reject a RINO occasionally, the country is lost.

28 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:08 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: BAW
We are just sitting around with itchy fingers waiting to scratch our ballot. We don't need mobs in the street.
29 posted on 05/08/2012 4:57:51 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: dfwgator

Yuk, yuk...boy is this going to make Peggy Noonan mad....tough!!


30 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:09 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., one of the longest-serving members of the Senate.”

Serving actually implies doing something for someone. There is no senator working for the people any longer or either party.

Much the same exists in the House.

We are the highest taxes, least served people in the history of the world.

f - em vote them all out. Every time, every vote. Move to have one six year term then gone - by the people.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hopping up and down in joy....


32 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:44 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

another rino bites the dust


33 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:44 PM PDT by Coleus
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To: cripplecreek

He has been holding off support of the Lost treaty (Law of the Sea) until after the primary. He is going full left now.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 4:59:24 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (If Romney needs my vote to win Mississippi, he is in a heck of a lot trouble more than me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obamedia’s reports of the TEA Party’s demise were greatly exaggerated. Just wait until November’s electoral tsunami hits.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 4:59:29 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BUMP


36 posted on 05/08/2012 5:00:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: dfwgator

Here’s where the gop.e really starts to panic. Mwuhahahahaha

Couldn’t happen to a worse whore of a party.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 5:00:53 PM PDT by txhurl (Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. In your untimely passing, you have exposed these people one last time.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

38 posted on 05/08/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: TexasNative2000
But, but, but . . . I thought the Tea Party was dead!?!

Yeah, if the mainstream media doesn't see you banging a bongo in the street, you're dead. Nah, the Tea Party shows up when it counts -- on election day.


39 posted on 05/08/2012 5:02:37 PM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Great stuff, I needed some good political news.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 5:03:46 PM PDT by ansel12
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