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  • Palin Endorses Mourdock, KO’s GOP Establishment Group’s Plans in Indiana

    04/28/2012 10:43:17 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee
    At 2:51 p.m. eastern time on Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who many in the Republican establishment try to dismiss as being irrelevant, endorsed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on her Facebook page over establishment Republican incumbent Richard Lugar. Four hours later, at 6:36 p.m. eastern time, Politico ran a story about how the “American Action Network,” previously described as the establishment cavalry, would be pulling out of the Indiana race.
  • Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race

    04/28/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 4/27/12 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent - and here's what some of that mail looks like. A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they'd said it would, on energy policy - but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana's GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote....
  • Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race (rutt-rohh...RINO going down)

    04/27/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/27/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    This is the worst omen for Dick Lugar in a slew of bad omens this week. The SuperPAC which has dumped $600,000 of advertising into the Indianapolis market is pulling out of the race: The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of embattled Sen. Dick Lugar less than two weeks before the May 8 election, sources told POLITICO. Dan Conston, a spokesman for AAN, explained: “We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out.” The group has already begun to pull its TV dollars; no further ads will...
  • Palin endorses Mourdock over Dick Lugar in Indiana senate primary

    04/27/2012 4:00:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    The primary's less than two weeks away. Hatch is still a strong favorite to win in Utah. If the tea party's going to make a splash this cycle, this is their very best chance.Time to rally the troops. I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. ItÂ’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...
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • 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...
  • Citizens United Poll Shows Mourdock With Slight Lead Over Lugar

    04/26/2012 9:07:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 26, 2012 | Sean Sullivan
    Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock holds a single-digit lead over Sen. Richard Lugar, according to a poll conducted for the conservative group Citizens United, which is backing Mourdock in the primary. Mourdock leads Lugar 44 percent to 39 percent in the poll, released with just under two weeks to go until the primary. About 38 percent of Republican voters surveyed said they held a favorable opinion of Mourdock while 28 percent said they held an unfavorable opinion. Thirty-four percent had no opinion of him. Forty-four percent said they held a favorable opinion of Lugar of while 43 percent said they held...
  • Bold Tea Party Conservative VS D.C. RINO Insider (Indiana)

    04/22/2012 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Syncro · 16 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 21, 2012 | Amy Kremer
    Dear Friends,There are only 20 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. This is the first Tea Party vs Establishment battle of the cycle and we MUST send a powerful message to the powers-that-be: WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE SILENCED! . . There is timid career politician and then there is Sen. Dick Lugar. He not only refused to join republican Senators in challenging Obamacare, he voted to confirm liberal activist judges like now Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor – these justices...
  • Mourdock for Indiana (National Review editors endorse Richard Mourdock)

    04/16/2012 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | APRIL 16, 2012 | The Editors
    One need not support formal term limits to recognize the existence of informal ones, and the tightening polls in the Indiana Senate Republican primary suggest voters there may be starting to think Senator Richard Lugar has been in Washington long enough. The conventional wisdom has been that the six-term incumbent Lugar is a safer general-election bet than his opponent, state treasurer Richard Mourdock. But the primary has heretofore shown Lugar to be out of touch with Hoosiers, an institutionalized Capitol Hiller who for a spell was ruled ineligible to vote in his own primary after a local board determined he...
  • Poll: Warning Signs for Sen. Lugar (Mourdock closing in on this RINO)

    04/07/2012 2:32:44 PM PDT · by teg_76 · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/6/2012 | Naftali Bendavid
    The Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll shows Mr. Lugar with a 42%-35% lead over state treasurer Richard Mourdock, while among Republican voters, the two candidates are split at 38% each. Indiana has an open primary system, meaning non-Republicans can vote in the May 8 GOP primary. While Mr. Lugar is leading, the 42% figure is relatively low for a longtime incumbent, and the high proportion of undecided voters—23%—may be bad news for Mr. Lugar, given how well-known he is.
  • Indiana: New Poll Shows Dick Lugar With 7-Point Lead

    04/05/2012 9:31:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    Embattled Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) has had a rough couple of weeks, and a new poll underscores just how much trouble he is in against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the GOP primary next month. Lugar led Mourdock 42 percent to 35 percent among likely GOP primary voters, according to the Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll released today. While the poll showed Lugar with a single-digit lead, 42 percent is a dangerously low number for a veteran lawmaker and it underscores just how competitive Lugar’s first tough re-election battle has become. Indiana has an open primary, and therefore, independents and Democrats...
  • 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...
  • Indiana: Dem Poll Shows Lugar Leads Mourdock by 6 Points (Dem polls GOP primary)

    03/19/2012 4:54:16 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | March 19, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is barely leading his primary opponent, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, less than two months before the primary, according to a Democratic poll released today. The numbers showed the six-term Senator in rough shape but still ahead of Mourdock, 45 percent to 39 percent. Lugar faces the toughest re-election campaign of his career in the May 8 primary. Since the start of this cycle, Republicans viewed him as vulnerable in a primary, but polling of his race has been scarce in part because Indiana law restricts automated calls, including polling. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) will run against...
  • Tea Partiers Challenge Lugar Residency (Indiana RINO)

    02/15/2012 10:53:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies · 1+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | February 15, 2012 | Uncredited
    NDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana tea party group is accusing U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of voter fraud and wants him removed from the ballot. Hoosiers for Conservative Senate is asking Gov. Mitch Daniels to act on a complaint over Lugar's residency that was filed in November. The tea party umbrella group supports state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the GOP primary that poses Lugar's toughest election challenge in years. Mourdock held a news conference Wednesday morning in front of the northwest side home that Lugar uses as a voting residence, even though he sold the home in 1977.
  • Look what we did together! (Tea Party Express highlights of 2011)

    01/06/2012 3:26:14 PM PST · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Tea Party Express ^ | January 1, 2012 | Sal Russo
      Happy New Year!We were so busy in 2011 that it seems like a blur that flew by.  At a time when the mainstream media keeps pushing the notion that the Tea Party is losing its influence, I think that it is important to look back on all that you and I accomplished in 2011.  We can be very proud of all that we have done and use it as motivation to fight for Tea Party values in 2012.  Here are some of the highlights of 2011:Organized the first Tea Party response, by Michele Bachmann, to the State of...
  • Senate’s Most Anti-gun Republican Member Vulnerable in Primary

    01/02/2012 5:46:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2012 | GOA
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Happy New Year from all of us at Gun Owners of America And we would also like to extend best wishes to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging anti-gun Senator Richard Lugar in next year’s Republican primary. Dick Lugar is without a doubt the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate. He voted in favor of President Obama’s two picks for the Supreme Court -- Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – who deny the existence of an individual right to bear arms. * Lugar voted against repealing the gun bans in national parks and in...
  • GOP senator (Lugar) says Tea Party challenges 'killed off' efforts at Republican majority

    12/25/2011 9:37:10 AM PST · by Qbert · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/25/11 | Meghashyam Mali
    Sen. Dick Lugar (Ind.) facing a primary contest from the right in his reelection bid said past Tea Party-backed challenges had “killed off” Republican efforts to take the Senate in the past and could undermine a GOP majority again in 2012. “A Republican majority in the Senate is very important, and Republicans who are running for reelection ought to be supported by people who want to see that majority,” Lugar said in an interview which aired Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “I think the majority of Tea Party people understand that too,” he added. Lugar who is facing...
  • Hoosiers For Conservative Senate Endorses Richard Mourdock over Lugar

    09/24/2011 8:07:32 PM PDT · by Pat4ever · 10 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/24/11 | Pat4ever
    He has served six terms in the Senate and won his last race with 87 percent of the vote, but that hasn’t prevented Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar from emerging as perhaps the most vulnerable Republican senator of the 2012 election cycle. And the big danger is coming from Mr. Lugar’s right flank...
  • Herman Cain Endorses Mourdock Over Lugar (Indiana Alert)

    08/16/2011 7:29:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 16, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock picked up an endorsement from a presidential candidate in his primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) this week. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced he would support Mourdock’s primary bid to unseat Lugar during a Monday visit to Indianapolis, the Associated Press reported. Cain reportedly met with Mourdock after addressing Indiana Republicans on the invitation of the state party. Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb invited all the GOP presidential candidates to speak to the Republican faithful in the state, but Cain was the first to schedule a visit. Cain placed fifth in Iowa's...
  • Member of Mourdock Campaign Roughs Up Citizen Journalist

    06/13/2011 10:38:09 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 2 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 6/14/11 | Dana Loesch
    I’ve seen this numerous times from the left but was genuinely shocked to see it occur from the right one of our own, a well-known tea party citizen journalist. Jeremy Segel of Rebel Pundit was asking a few questions of Mourdock at a tea party rally when Mourdock’s campaign manager Jim Holden – who also happens to be Indiana’s Deputy Treasurer and General Counsel – appears to make physical contact with Segel and shoves the camera down before later shouting “douchebag!”
  • Senator Lugar Calls Conservatives "Duped"

    05/19/2011 11:03:22 AM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    National Tea Party Alert ^ | May 19, 2011 | Richard Mourdock for U.S. Senate
    Republican U.S. Senator Dick Lugar's campaign sent an email to his supporters complaining: "The large number of [Indiana] Republican County Chairmen" who endorsed Richard Mourdock were "duped." Well, apparently, due to my conservative values and long history of meeting and listening to Hoosiers, tens of thousands of them have now also been "duped" into supporting my campaign. Will you join them today by making a contribution? Adding insult to injury, Senator Lugar's campaign said to Conservatives that you must "rally around the Dick Lugar flag; you have been led down the wrong path and it's time to come home." Like...
  • Lugar (RINO-Ind.) camp urges Republicans to abandon Mourdock

    05/09/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 9, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    Sen. Dick Lugar's (R-Ind.) campaign said Monday that State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) would meet the same electoral fate in 2012 that Republicans Sharron Angle and Christie O'Donnell did last November should he win the Senate nomination. Lugar is facing a tough primary challenge from the right in the form of Mourdock and has generated significant opposition from Tea Party groups, but his campaign is betting that Rep. Joe Donnelly's (D-Ind.) entry into the race will wake primary voters up to the electability argument. In a letter to Indiana Republicans on Monday, Lugar's political director warned them not to be...
  • Mourdock raises $125K, picking off Lugar donors

    03/28/2011 2:47:22 PM PDT · by Qbert · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/28/2011 | David Catanese
    Republican Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock expects to report raising around $125,000 during the first month of his Senate campaign and is promising to roll out support in the coming weeks from deep-pocketed donors who were previously backing Dick Lugar. Mourdock previewed his first quarter fundraising numbers and coming additions to his campaign finance team in an interview with POLITICO Monday. He framed the $125,000 he'll report next month as a respectable figure that will allow his start-up campaign to meet its initial operational goals, while signaling that he'll soon reveal a list of notable endorsements from major Hoosier donors. "What I need to do is to keep our...
  • RINO Dick Lugar has a Challenger

    03/01/2011 12:47:35 PM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 13 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Mar. 1, 2011 | donjuanluis
    From backing the DREAM Act to supporting President Obama's crippling START Treaty with Russia, Dick Lugar has had a checkered past with Conservative thought and policy. Maybe if he had spent less time golfing with the President he would have had the time to look through these disastrous bills. There is now hope. In January, RINO Hunters in Indiana gathered to decide on someone to run against Lugar, and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock now is challenging Dick Lugar in the 2012 Senate run. Richard Mourdock's campaign site has a wonderful YouTube video with damning comments falling from the lips...
  • This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party

    02/03/2011 2:53:24 PM PST · by blam · 87 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 2-3-2011 | Grace Wyler
    This GOP Senator Is Ready To Take Down The Tea Party Grace Wyler Feb. 3, 2011, 4:20 PM Image: scriptingnews via Flikr Veteran GOP Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has thumbed his nose at Tea Party threats. The Hoosier State Republican knows they are coming after his Senate seat in 2012 but he is not going down without a fight. Lugar, who has served six terms in the Senate, has $2.3 million in his campaign war chest, which likely puts him far ahead of any potential primary challengers. But the 78-year old says he is kicking his fundraising up a...