Skip to comments.Lugar Defeated by Mourdock in Republican Primary
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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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)
Auf Wiedersehen (Goodbye)--The Cavaliers
Breitbart is still here!
That would be Huntsman, Mr. Forgetable. However he does have some cute daughters.
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.
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!
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
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.
In Missouri, Sarah Steelman is up over McCaskill 49% to 42% in the latest poll. Shes a sure winner and a committed conservative. We need her in the Senate ASAP!
In Texas, Ted Cruz is nipping at the heels of Establishment Republican candidate David Dewhurst. We dont need to have Dewhurst going to the Senate where he would certainly become a CINO/RINO moderate in the mode of Richard Lugar. Lets pull for Ted Cruz!
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.
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 conservativesomething Hatch has ceased being.
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.
Maybe. But even the hardest of hearing elder Senate statesmen heard this today.
WOOOOOHOOOOO! GRRRRRRREAT news!
live - free - republic
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.
DEFUND socialist collectives (all of them).
One down. More to go. we need to get rid of RINOs and upgrade Congress to put checks on Obama or Romney
Yes, and good riddance to another degenerate Washingtonian.
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.
So, do we think Lugar is going to go cut down his black walnut trees, sell them, and skedattle to points unknown?
Any word on whether Lugar plans to pull a Murkowski?
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.
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?
What’s going on in FLA against that imbecile Bill Nelson? Any good conservative candidates that have a chance?
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:
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.”
Keep it sassy, John Boner