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  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obama’s hugely controversial nuclear deal with Iran’s revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment (who's surprised??)

    03/26/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Drew Mackenzie
    The conservative group Club for Growth has changed gears and is supporting establishment GOP candidates in primaries. Launched a decade before the tea party made life difficult for moderate Republicans, the club quickly rose to the political forefront while supporting challengers to incumbent Republicans who it felt were not conservative enough, according to the National Journal. In 2012, the fiscally conservative organization backed tea party candidate Richard Mourdock’s challenge to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar and vilified veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch for his voting record. The group also targeted 10 moderate House Republicans. But the political action committee has suddenly...
  • HALEY BARBOUR: Cochran's foes don't know Pascagoula from Pontotoc

    03/26/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 26 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 3/25/2014 | HALEY BARBOUR
    Mississippians appreciate Sen. Thad Cochran because he has been so effective for our state and our people. He recognized the federal disaster assistance laws that were in place before Hurricane Katrina were grossly insufficient to deal with the worst natural disaster in American history. Because of the respect he enjoys and the influence he wields on behalf of our state, he led the effort that passed new emergency disaster assistance laws that not only helped the Coast rebuild bigger and better after the storm, but his legislation became the model for future disaster assistance. This is but one obvious reason...
  • Wanna Know Where The Tea Party Is? Just Ask Dick Lugar!

    05/16/2012 8:44:44 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 8 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | May 16th 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Serendipity: A happy chance or accident. Precisely the opposite of what happened to Senator Dick Lugar last Tuesday in Indiana. At the risk of being redundant, I wrote at the time of the 2010 elections that it wasn’t over ’til it’s over, but that the American Tea Party Patriots had put a new face on American politics. I said that the ‘Republicans-in-name-only’, the ones not voted out in the 2010 sweep of the US House of Representatives, were not the only ones who had to look to their seats in the upcoming 2012 primaries, House and Senate races. I’ve also...
  • Why Lugar Lost

    05/09/2012 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana lost his party’s nomination tonight because he had lost touch with the party’s grassroots. Since his election to the Senate in 1976, Lugar had cut a profile as a moderate Republican: He had supported the ethanol mandate, backed the Brady Bill, and opposed the Iraq surge. In previous cycles, Republicans had forgiven Lugar his ideological transgressions, but in recent years, he had become more brazen. Not only did Lugar support the DREAM Act; he cosponsored it. Not only did he vote for New START, he spoke forcefully in its favor. True, Lugar wasn’t Arlen Specter...
  • Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

    05/08/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2012 | Tom William
    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 Indiana’s 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...
  • Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)

    05/07/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/07/2012 | By DAVID CATANESE
    FRANKFORT, Ind. — Sen. Dick Lugar is accusing tea party members of trespassing on his family farm and erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on the eve of the Senate primary. The six-term Republican incumbent said Monday he was alerted by his son that members of the Owen County tea party climbed over a fence at his Marion County farm to take down his campaign signs and put up their own. “[They] had their pictures taken in front of a sign that said, ‘Dick Lugar, tree farmer of the year, 2003,’” Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking...
  • There are no winners in war against moderates

    05/05/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies
    http://www.kearneyhub.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cokie and Steven Roberts
    Former Republican Rep. Tom Davis told The Hill newspaper: “The middle is getting squeezed,” but his comment vastly understates the crisis in the capital. Activists in both parties have declared war on moderates. The ideological gap between the two parties is widening rapidly. Paralysis is pervasive. Political scientist Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, who studies voting patterns, told the National Journal: “We are clearly as conflicted as we’ve been since 1905. The parties are, I think, completely dysfunctional and incapable of acting on major policy.” The National Journal reports that as recently as 1999, more than half of...
  • In Indiana, tea party rattles a career of political pragmatism

    05/05/2012 9:00:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The tea party upstart who is trying to dislodge one of the U.S. Senate's most respected Republicans is about to cry.Minutes into his stump speech at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner here, as hundreds of Republicans poke at chicken and mini-potatoes, Richard Mourdock chokes up, his voice cracking over the sound system, all the way to the bar at the back of the room."Honestly, as I look at our nation's capital, I feel more frustrated with Republicans than Democrats," says Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer. But "bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. It...
  • Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]

    05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race. Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of...
  • Lugar makes last-ditch appeal for support from Indiana Democrats, independents in GOP primary

    05/04/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    The Republic ^ | Last Updated: May 04, 2012 - 12:58 pm | TOM LoBIANCO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is asking Democrats and independents to cross party lines and save him next week in the political fight of his life. The six-term senator said Friday he needs votes from outside his own party if he is to survive Tuesday's GOP primary. Recent polling has shown Lugar trailing tea party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Lugar told reporters he is best suited to represent Jewish and female Hoosiers along with ethnic minorities.
  • Video: Dick Lugar Abandons Gun Rights

    05/04/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-3-12 | National Association for Gun Rights
    Radio ad running in Indiana highlighting Republican Dick Lugar's anti-record.
  • It’s starting to look like it's over for Dick Lugar

    05/02/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 05/02/2012 | BY STEVE KORNACKI
    It sure doesn’t look like Richard Lugar is long for the political world. The news that the major super PAC supporting his candidacy is bailing on him a week before the Republican primary reinforces a growing consensus that the six-term Indiana senator will likely be defeated next Tuesday by his conservative challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Under one scenario, this could be a fortuitous development for Democrats, since Lugar, with his broad popularity outside the Republican Party, would probably defeat the Democratic candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly, with ease. By contrast, Democrats are hopeful they could exploit Mourdock’s Tea Party politics...
  • Why conservatives should oppose the renomination of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana.

    05/02/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | Joshua Foxworth
    With all the attention being paid to the Presidential race, not much national press has been dedicated to some of the early Senate primaries. Three Republican Senate primaries have been held to date in states with solid Democratic incumbents: Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Republicans have seen a guaranteed incumbent victory in Mississippi, and are now moving on to the Indiana primary. This makes the Indiana Senate race the first election this year in which an incumbent Senator has a valid chance of losing his seat in the primary. From a conservative point of view, the case against Senator Lugar...
  • We are within 1 point - Mourdock surging!--Indiana Senate Race (TPX) [Sarah Palin Endorses]

    04/28/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 04/27/2012 | Sal Russo
    Dear Tea Party Supporters,We have received word from the Richard Mourdock for Indiana U.S. Senate campaign that they are within 1 POINT of RINO Sen. Dick Lugar!   Just 3 weeks ago, we were 6 points down in the race so we are surging at just the right time.  . There are only 12 days left until Tea Party Express-endorsed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock faces Obama’s “Favorite” Republican, Senator Dick Lugar, in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary.  We need your support to make sure that Mourdock continues his surge in the polls.  . Here is our new TV ad that...
  • Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points (Whoo Hoooooo)

    04/28/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 62 replies
    http://www.wfpl.org ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out that Citizens United is backing Mourdock in the May 8 primary, however. Both candidates have seen their favorable numbers plummet and the nastiness is expected to increase with less than two weeks left. From Politico: The Club for Growth has just reserved another $421,000 of...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • Lugar’s struggles increase as Tea Party’s other targets fall

    04/10/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party has lost a number of its top election targets this year, leaving Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) to emerge as public enemy No. 1 for national conservative groups — and poll numbers suggest they could get their man. Groups including the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks and the National Rifle Association have increasingly prioritized defeating Lugar, and social-conservative groups like Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families and the Eagle Forum have endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), Lugar’s primary opponent. Mourdock remains largely unknown to voters, but in a recent poll he trailed Lugar...
  • Lugar super PAC readies $100,000 attack in primary

    03/31/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    AP via Journal Gazette ^ | 3/31/2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS – A super PAC supporting Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar will spend next week attacking his Republican primary opponent and a separate super PAC as outside groups begin playing a greater role in Indiana’s Republican primary. Hoosiers for Economic Growth and Jobs posted the ad online Friday, ripping the anti-tax Club for Growth for supporting state Treasurer Richard Mourdock’s campaign. The super PAC is spending $100,000 to air the ad on Indianapolis television stations next week. “A Super PAC is attacking another Super PAC for being a ‘special interest,’ and attacking a former congressman who is not a candidate in...
  • Polls show Sen. Lugar in trouble in GOP primary

    03/19/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    Two polls -- neither one from unbiased sources -- show that Senator Dick Lugar's re-election campaign is in big trouble. Politico: _____________________ Richard Mourdock has closed within single digits of Sen. Dick Lugar in the Indiana GOP Senate primary race, according to a pair of polls commissioned by groups seeking to oust the six-term incumbent. Both polls -- one paid for by Citizens United, the other by Rep. Joe Donnelly's campaign -- produced the same result: Lugar ahead by just 6 points, 45 percent to 39 percent. The Citizens United-Wenzel Strategies survey last week of likely primary voters shared first...