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

Actually, I'm starting to believe that we could run Felix The Cat and mop the floor with Obama.

His support seems to be "a mile-wide and an inch deep" -- and getting narrower and shallower every day. The voters are proving capable of recognizing an abject failure when they see one.

The entire Democrat "machine" is starting to look like a fish in a barrel.

(Crossing fingers...and toes)

61 posted on 05/08/2012 5:35:14 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I dedicate this song to Dick Lugar:

Auf Wiedersehen (Goodbye)--The Cavaliers

62 posted on 05/08/2012 5:35:35 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Breitbart is still here!


63 posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:19 PM PDT by trustandobey (I am Breitbart)
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To: glorgau

That would be Huntsman, Mr. Forgetable. However he does have some cute daughters.


64 posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:41 PM PDT by Pamlico (Oppose 0bama at every opportunity)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Orin Hatch will be the next one sh*****g a brick, awaiting his fate in his election.

==

It is definitely good to see all those old decrepit’s leaving/losing.


65 posted on 05/08/2012 5:37:32 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: rbg81

Specter is the ultimate loser. Switch parties and push for Obamacare and he still got primaried by the rats a year later.

Why would Lugar expect any different if he switched parties? He won’t win as an independent either. He already lives in D.C. and can be a lobbyist.

In order to run as an independent he would have to actually move back to Indiana!


66 posted on 05/08/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids can pay for it!)
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To: muawiyah

Well conservatives had Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich and Santorum to draw from and couldn’t rally around a single candidate. The conservative vote was ultimately split between Gingrich and Santorum. Since conservatives couldn’t get their act together Romney was able to slide in. Hopefully next time we can get some stronger candidates


67 posted on 05/08/2012 5:38:08 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Way to go Indiana—you did yourselves proud! Things are beginning to look very good for conservatives on the “US Senate front”. There are other TRUE CONSERVATIVE Tea Party Senate candidates who deserve our support.

Some examples:

In Missouri, Sarah Steelman is up over McCaskill 49% to 42% in the latest poll. She’s a sure winner and a committed conservative. We need her in the Senate ASAP!

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/4460/tea-party-express-st-louis-rally-location-changed

http://sarahsteelman.com/

In Texas, Ted Cruz is nipping at the heels of Establishment Republican candidate David Dewhurst. We don’t need to have Dewhurst going to the Senate where he would certainly become a CINO/RINO “moderate” in the mode of Richard Lugar. Let’s pull for Ted Cruz!

http://www.tedcruz.org/

In Nebraska, there’s Don Stenberg. He’s been endorsed by Jim DeMint, the Senate Conservatives Club and the Club for Growth (amongst others) over Bruning. Stenberg deserves our support also.

http://stenbergforsenate.com/

In Wisconsin, Mark Neumann deserves our support over the RINO/CINO Tommie Thompson.

And I’m sure tonight’s results in Indiana are putting the fear of God into Orrin Hatch. Dan Liljenquist has forced Hatch into a “runoff” Republican primary. Just as it was time for Richard Lugar to be retired by Mourdock, so it is now time for Hatch to be retired and replaced with a more reliable and consistent conservative—something Hatch has ceased being.

http://www.danforutah.com/

http://www.freedomworksforamerica.org/press-releases/freedomworks-for-america-endorses-conservative-candidate-dan-liljenquist-for-utah-sen

And, by the way, we need to keep a VERY close eye on Lugar (and the whole lame-duck Senate) this winter. I fear they will try to ratify some nasty sovereignty-surrendering treaties with innocent sounding names.


68 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:12 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: rbg81

Maybe. But even the hardest of hearing elder Senate statesmen heard this today.


69 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:23 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WOOOOOHOOOOO! GRRRRRRREAT news!

T.E.A.

live - free - republic

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
DEFUND socialist collectives (all of them).


70 posted on 05/08/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One down. More to go. we need to get rid of RINOs and upgrade Congress to put checks on Obama or Romney


71 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:17 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: exit82
Taking out the trash, Tea Party style.

Yes, and good riddance to another degenerate Washingtonian.

72 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:37 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Washingtonians Raus!!!)
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To: rbg81
He may pull a “Specter”: switch parties and run as a Democrat. Or a “Lieberman”: run as an independent.

Can't do it. Indiana has a "sore loser" law.

If you run in the primary...and lose...you cannot file as an independent (or anything else) in the general.

Lugar is finished. The only damage he can do now will be as a sitting Senator for the next eight months.

73 posted on 05/08/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, do we think Lugar is going to go cut down his black walnut trees, sell them, and skedattle to points unknown?


74 posted on 05/08/2012 5:45:23 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Any word on whether Lugar plans to pull a Murkowski?


75 posted on 05/08/2012 5:45:59 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice!!


76 posted on 05/08/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by TBall
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To: volunbeer; rbg81
Specter is the ultimate loser. Switch parties and push for Obamacare and he still got primaried by the rats a year later.

He was a double switcher. Prior to 1964, he was a Democrat. He violated my axiom that a politician can only switch parties once in a career with the exception of Winston Churchill, and Specter is no Winston Churchill.

77 posted on 05/08/2012 5:51:10 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RINO SCALP COURTESY THE TEA PARTY!

Hey Lugie, go find yourself some Depends and a nursing home. Loser. Rino. Democrat.

DO YOU HEAR US, LUGIE?


78 posted on 05/08/2012 6:10:10 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama and Biden merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: House Atreides

What’s going on in FLA against that imbecile Bill Nelson? Any good conservative candidates that have a chance?


79 posted on 05/08/2012 6:14:27 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Secret Agent Man

OK, one more time—Indiana has a `sore looser’ law.
I posted it verbatim in the above related thread.
I didn’t write it Lugar-lovers, so don’t yell at me.

On to something completely different:
INDIANAPOLIS
Emotional GOPee question mark John Boner opined,
“There’s nothing to see here. Actually I find it all boring, but I don’t want to cry so I’m going to put on my orangutan suit and go to the boring Indianapolis zoo.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku6ZyuyQSjc
Keep it sassy, John Boner


80 posted on 05/08/2012 6:40:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Breto; GeronL; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Sun; ...

Sounds like Indiana has a sore loser law that prevents that.

Besides, Lisa M did that on her own, certainly she had support in the state GOP but the NRSC backed Miller.

Indiana is not Alaska where the democrat nominee in 2010 was irrelevant, the democrat would win a 3 way race and no one wants that. Nor are the politics there so provincial as in Alaska. Lugar’s career is over unless Obama or Romney makes him an Ambassador.

What bares watching is whether he’ll be a little b*tch and not endorse Mourdock.


81 posted on 05/08/2012 6:56:33 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Conservative tea-partier beats GOP-e RINO! Much confusion among elites!


82 posted on 05/08/2012 7:05:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Breto; GeronL; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; Sun; ...

In an extremely long-winded statement Lugar says:

“I want to see a Republican elected President, and I want to see a Republican majority in the Congress. I hope my opponent wins in November to help give my friend Mitch McConnell a majority.”

But goes on to trash him and conservatives with NYTimes talking points.

Democrats are now of course quick to call the GE competitive but I doubt Mourdock will have much trouble with Joe Donnelley. I’d have worried more about Donnelly potentially upsetting the doddering old Lugar if he had won.


83 posted on 05/08/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

39% supported LUGAR, YUCK!!! Still a lot of work to do in the party to remove those 39%


84 posted on 05/08/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Still Thinking

Very good news for conservatives tonight. Also, I will give Lugar credit for saying that he wants Murdock to win to help a Republican Senate majority. If the old school RINO’s don’t get the fact they are in trouble in their primaries they are as dumb as the Democratic base!


85 posted on 05/08/2012 7:14:03 PM PDT by shoedog
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To: Impy

I am thrilled that Murdock won! Now, more than ever, we need CONSERVATIVES in the Senate and House. The moderate Republicans just aren’t cutting it.


86 posted on 05/08/2012 8:28:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Impy

Whoops, thanks Impy!


87 posted on 05/08/2012 9:09:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Impy!


88 posted on 05/08/2012 9:10:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tumblindice

I have no idea why you responded to me, especially why you think I am critical of you. I didn’t even post to you at all.


89 posted on 05/08/2012 10:56:56 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: Free ThinkerNY

Congratulations, Clintonfatigued, on getting it done. 61%-39% exceeded everyone’s expectations.


90 posted on 05/09/2012 3:29:46 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I meant this for you, of course.


91 posted on 05/09/2012 5:05:21 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Whoooooooooo hooooooooooo! FINALLY! I have not voted in that catagory for years now. The RNC would never put up a different candidate! Thank God for the Tea Party!


92 posted on 05/09/2012 6:15:29 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am so happy that this Lugar creep lost!

Good riddance you liberal, socialist , corrupt, arrogant pos!

It thought it could laugh at us calling itself a Republican while being a liberal socialist who betrayed America, and the people and freedom.

93 posted on 05/09/2012 1:13:35 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 3 years. China makes everything taking U.S. ability to manufacture)
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To: Impy
You're exactly right.

Lugar's weakness in the primary would have been amplified ten fold in the general election. Mourdock's ads took care to be personally respectful of Lugar while pointing out that he had lost his Hoosier moorings. The Democrats wouldn't have had to be so deferential. That little thing about not actually living in Indiana for 36 years wasn't going to go away.

94 posted on 05/09/2012 1:24:47 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY

Part of my email from Richard Mourdock:

“..Joe Donnelly has been a loyal soldier for Barack Obama. He was a deciding vote on ObamaCare. He voted for Obama’s Stimulus program and his bailouts. Donnelly voted for Obama’s policies so often that the President calls him his “Partner.”

It’s no surprise that Obama’s SuperPACs are gearing up to spend millions for Donnelly.

You can understand why we must Match Donnelly’s $800,000 immediately. It’s incredibly important that we are able to respond to the Obama/Donnelly attack machine.”


95 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: All; Clintonfatigued

So happy Mourdock won this important battle! BUT we can’t forget the next battle - the GENERAL ELECTION:

Some of my email from Richard Mourdock:

“..Joe Donnelly has been a loyal soldier for Barack Obama. He was a deciding vote on ObamaCare. He voted for Obama’s Stimulus program and his bailouts. Donnelly voted for Obama’s policies so often that the President calls him his “Partner.”

It’s no surprise that Obama’s SuperPACs are gearing up to spend millions for Donnelly.

You can understand why we must Match Donnelly’s $800,000 immediately. It’s incredibly important that we are able to respond to the Obama/Donnelly attack machine. ..”


96 posted on 05/09/2012 6:54:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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