Skip to comments.Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary
Posted on 05/08/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Sen. Richard Lugar, the third longest-serving member of the Senate, went down to a primary defeat tonight to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, ousted Lugar in Indianas GOP primary, the Associated Press projected.
Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in November.
In Lugar, the Senate would lose one of its few remaining members with a habit of bipartisanship. In Mourdock, Lugar has been unseated by a mild-mannered, twice-elected statewide official who wants to eliminate five federal departments and cut more spending than House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would.
I hope that Richard Mourdock prevails in November so that he can contribute to that Republican majority in the Senate, Lugar said in his concession speech. We are experiencing deep political divisions in our society right now. And these divisions have stalemated progress in critical areas. These divisions have stalemated progress in critical areas. But these divisions are not insurmountable. I agree that people of good will, regardless of party, can work together for the benefit of country.
Mourdock began his acceptance speech by leading a round of applause for Lugar.
When I began this campaign, Sen. Lugar was not my enemy. He is not now my enemy; he will never be my enemy. He was, simply, over the last 15 months, my opponent, Mourdock said. Hoosiers want to see Republicans inside the U.S. Senate take a more conservative track.
President Obama lamented Lugars defeat in a statement released to press.
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But now he is gone. Still a nice concession speech.
Not so. Two weeks ago, we Pennsylvanians rejected a GOP establishment nominee for U.S. Senate. In fact, he finished third behind two TEA Party backed candidates.
What a shame that his party isn't nominating one.
"When I began this campaign, Sen. Lugar was not my enemy. He is not now my enemy; he will never be my enemy. He was, simply, over the last 15 months, my opponent," Mourdock said.Just wait.
Right. I was ambiguous.
Good Riddance DICK Lugar.
I believe Utah is already voted and Orrin squeaked it out. Or was kowtowing to the tea party before the election, I heard on Rush that he was safe.
Oh the foes will rise
With the sleep still in their eyes
And they’ll jerk from their beds and think they’re dreamin’
But they’ll pinch themselves and squeal
And they’ll know that it’s for real
The hour when the ship comes in
And they’ll raise up their hands
And say “we’ll meet all your demands”
But we’ll shout from the bow
“Your days are numbered!”
And like Pharaoh’s tribe
They’ll be drowned in the tide
And like Goliath
They’ll be conquered.
Yeah, Class “A”$$hole!
“Now hope Lugar doesnt pull a Lisa Murkowsky backed up by the GOPe. Remember how they pulled the rug out from under Joe Miller?”
Under Indiana law, a person who loses a contested primary cannot run in the general election. That includes running under a different party or as an independent.
Lugar ran a very bad campaign. I think that for so many years he just showed up and said “here I am” and that was good enough. He forgot how to compete. He attacked Mourdock from day 1, but never got around to telling the voters why they should vote for him instead of voting against a challenger. Very strange way for an incumbent to run a campaign.
Lugar has been a John McCain for the past 8 years good riddance
Lugar is no conservative
Good riddance to an anti-2nd Amendment individual.
Damn, are we really that old? Heck, I've still got some pepper mixed in with the salt :-)
I’ve always wanted to fire a Lugar,and today we did.
Lugar has been an internationalist from the beginning;we need people in office who work for the people of United States ‘ best interests, not the UN.
It is now time to keep a very short leash on Dick Lugar as regards ratifying either the UN Law of the Sea Treaty (UNCLOS) or the UN Small Arms Treaty. That weasel has every reason to twist the knife on the way out.
I’m almost constantly listening to Rush since 1985. I guess I missed that one. Musta taken a call from a client and focused on makin a livin.
I found out today that they have a purple shampoo that helps take the yellow out of my grey.........had no idea it was even a problem or a possibility:)
Sounds like a cool product. I've seen a few folks who could use it. All my grey is silver white, so I don't need it. Grecian Formula maybe...