IN -Senate 2012  (Page 1)

Anti-Mourdock polling games in Indiana? (Update – Rasmussen has 3 pt spread, not 11 like Howey)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2012 at 2:02pm 11/2/2012 at 2:02pm

A poll was released yesterday by the Howey Politics website in Indiana purporting to show Democrat Joe Donnelly up by 11 points over Richard Mourdock.

That seemed improbable, even with the controversy over Mourdock’s recent comments, as Indiana is a heavily Republican-voting state, will vote strongly for Romney, and all other polling...

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Richard Mourdock goes on offense against Donnelly

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:00pm 10/27/2012 at 12:00pm

After a rough week, Richard Mourdock has started hitting back at Joe Donnelly’s attempt to portray Mourdock as “pro-rape.”

It’s unclear if the gaffe moved the needle much. Mourdock released a poll yesterday by McLaughlin & Associates, a well-regarded Republican polling firm, showing the race tied. That would be consistent with prior...

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Richard Mourdock for Senate (still)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 26, 2012 at 8:26am 10/26/2012 at 8:26am

Nothing has changed, in my view.

Mourdock’s comments are being portrayed as “pro-rape” by his political opponents, but that is a gross mischaracterization. 

Some thoughtful writers have pointed this out even as they disagree with Mourdock on substance, including this post at WaPo by Melinda Hennenberger:

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Help get Richard Mourdock over the finish line

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 19, 2012 at 11:45am 10/19/2012 at 11:45am

Legal Insurrection first became interested in Richard Mourdock in November 2011, long before others thought he had a chance of defeating Richard Lugar in the primary, and endorsed him on February 28.

We followed that primary through to

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Lugar announces will not campaign for Mourdock — Donate to Mourdock NOW

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 17, 2012 at 9:37pm 9/17/2012 at 9:37pm

I’ve noted before that Dick Lugar has been less than dignified in his loss to Richard Mourdock.  We supported Mourdock early in the primaries and he is on the Operation Counterweight Final List.

Mourdock has gone out of his way not to bad mouth Lugar’s sore losing.

In an interview today (audio here)...

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New poll shows Mourdock with small lead

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 7:42pm 8/8/2012 at 7:42pm

After two months of attack ads from Richard Lugar, and Lugar and his supporters slow to help, it’s not surprising that Richard Mourdock is just a little bit ahead of Joe Donnelly in the latest Rasmussen Poll (via Power Line):

The U.S. Senate race in Indiana remains a dead heat between Democratic...

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Richard Mourdock – “the economy still stinks”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:24pm 7/31/2012 at 1:24pm

Darin at Reboot Congress has an interesting video of Richard Mourdock, running for Senate in Indiana against Democrat Joe Donnelly.

Mourdock, who defeated Dick Lugar in the primary, is part of Operation Counterweight.  Mourdock still is playing catch up on fundraising, after he spent so much in the primaries.

Mourdock is a prime target...

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Mourdock outraises Donnelly in 2Q, but still behind in cash on hand

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 8:55pm 7/14/2012 at 8:55pm

I have previously highlighted Richard Mourdock’s attempt to close the cash gap with Democrat Joe Donnelly.

At one level Mourdock has been successful, outraising Donnelly in the 2d Quarter, but since he started behind by $800k and had to spend money on the primary, he still trails:

A half-million dollar cash advantage in...

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Keep Richard Mourdock strong

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 6:59pm 6/17/2012 at 6:59pm

Now that Richard Mourdock has defeated Dick Lugar and is well into his general election campaign against Democrat Joe Donnelly, it is of paramount importance that we keep Mourdock’s campaign for Senate strong.

Top-tier Republican figures are aware of this, as evidenced by Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s recent

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Dana Milbank and Jayson Blair versus Richard Mourdock

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2012 at 2:00pm 5/18/2012 at 2:00pm

It’s pretty unfair to compare Dana Milbank and Jayson Blair by lumping them together with no real connection, isn’t it?

Almost as bad as this headline and column from Dana Milbank lumping Richard Mourdock and federal prisoner Keith Judd together, Richard Mourdock and Keith Judd vs. Washington:

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@SoreLugar

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:01am 5/14/2012 at 10:01am

That’s the name of a Twitter account which has been active throughout the Indiana primary, and it certainly hit the mark:

Lots of telephone calls were flying between politicians on election night.

Treasurer...

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Richard Mourdock money bomb

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3:58pm 5/9/2012 at 3:58pm

It’s not enough for Operation Counterweight to get a candidate through the primary.  We need to support the candidate immediately to keep the momentum going.

Richard Mourdock is not running to the left (often mischaracterized as running to the center) one bit.

Listen to this interview, which has the mainstream media up in arms because Mourdock...

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Indiana primary results // Update: NBC calls race for Mourdock

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 6:00pm 5/8/2012 at 6:00pm

Opening new post for post-results — problems with embedded tweet codes here.

% Reporting – 95

Mourdock – 60
Lugar – 40

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Dear Indiana: It’s time

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 9:29am 5/8/2012 at 9:29am

“It’s time” has been Richard Mourdock’s campaign theme.  “It’s time” captured beautifully why it’s time to retire Dick Lugar:  Too long in office, too long in Washington, D.C., too long considering himself to be the office he holds, too willing to go along to get along, too willing to act as cheerleader...

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Dick Lugar jumps the social security scare tactic shark

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 7, 2012 at 12:49pm 5/7/2012 at 12:49pm

Dick Lugar has jumped the shark with this ad he just released, via The Weekly Standard:

With this ad, Dick Lugar deserves to be remembered as a dishonorable politician who would stoop to anything to get reelected.

I hope Indiana voters tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out.  No...

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No longer feeling sorry for Dick Lugar

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:20pm 5/6/2012 at 5:20pm

I’ve been traveling without a computer this weekend but this story at IndyStar is worth a PDA post, so excuse some formatting issues like no embedded links.

The inclination I’ve had to feel sorry for Dick Lugar that his career may reach an inglorious end is rapidly dissipating. Lugar demonstrates daily why...

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Richard Mourdock, before anyone thought he had a chance

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 4, 2012 at 7:25pm 5/4/2012 at 7:25pm

He was kind enough to call me, and we had a great conversation.

I realize it’s a lot easier to get a return call from someone not at the top in the polls, but not all candidates are that way.  (I’ve been trying to talk to a certain other insurgent Senate candidate...

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