Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: indiana; lugar; mourdock; richardlugar; richardmourdock
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-96 next last
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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Breitbart is still here!


63 posted on 05/08/2012 5:36:19 PM PDT by trustandobey (I am Breitbart)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 51 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 57 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Free ThinkerNY

Nice!!


76 posted on 05/08/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by TBall
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 66 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 68 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-96 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson