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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: Free ThinkerNY

Sweet. See ya, crook.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:26 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: Cyber Liberty
Perhaps ten months if this isn't a deal until January 2013.
42 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Long Live the Tea Party!

Long Live America, they are the Tea Party.


43 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:58 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: Doogle

Quick, somebody hack his horn off.


44 posted on 05/08/2012 5:07:09 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
Waiting for the MSM pundits to tell us this was a special case and doesn't really mean anything about the power of the tea party in the coming elections.
Sweat you lying bastards, sweat!
45 posted on 05/08/2012 5:08:18 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Let's hope that Murdoch can prevail in November.I'll bet that the Rats will throw everything spare dollar they have at his opponent.And no,,,I'm not some RINO lamenting Lugar’s demise...I honestly have *no* knowledge of Indiana politics so I don't know who can or cannot win there.But hey,if Scott Brown can win in Massachusetts then *anything’s* possible.
46 posted on 05/08/2012 5:08:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He will run as an independent, I bet.


47 posted on 05/08/2012 5:11:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: zerosix
Romney is in place simply because there were too many candidates claiming the conservative mantle.

May I suggest a modest correction?

...too many weak candidates claiming the conservative mantle??

Fact is, every one of the choices on the conservative side was deeply flawed.

48 posted on 05/08/2012 5:13:07 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I heard Lugar had an “F” rating from the NRA.

Good riddance.


49 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:40 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Out with the old and in with the bold-— we hope!


50 posted on 05/08/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: okie01
Hardly the problem ~ there were 7 RINOs in the race and they were there for the purpose of confusing the voters while Romney bought his way to the top of the heap.

I thought it truly amazing he still rarely got much above 20% ~

Next time NO RINOS.

51 posted on 05/08/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: edcoil

6 damn terms!

CYA Dick!


52 posted on 05/08/2012 5:15:35 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: The Cajun
Sweat you lying bastards, sweat!

LOL!

53 posted on 05/08/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by Errant
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To: okie01
Oh, I do agree with that last statement - too many "weak" candidates claiming the conservative mantle.

Had there actually been a strong conservative in the race, not even the "conservative" media/RNC/establishment would have been able to hoist Romney to the top!

It will be a miracle if Mitt wins - even against Hussein.

54 posted on 05/08/2012 5:18:03 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
B-bye.

NO
more
RINOS


55 posted on 05/08/2012 5:23:56 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Door, ass, etc.


56 posted on 05/08/2012 5:24:23 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Anyone But Romney)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He may pull a “Specter”: switch parties and run as a Democrat. Or a “Lieberman”: run as an independent.


57 posted on 05/08/2012 5:25:20 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: muawiyah
there were 7 RINOs in the race and they were there for the purpose of confusing the voters while Romney ...

Case in point... the other Mormon who was a Governor of Utah. I forget his name.

58 posted on 05/08/2012 5:27:30 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: cripplecreek

Well, yeah. There’s that. Let’s hope he has lots of company on the “Out” bench in January.


59 posted on 05/08/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: txhurl

One more linguine-spined schmuck gone.


60 posted on 05/08/2012 5:34:39 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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