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IN -Senate 2012 Tag

Just released. This is the poll Lugar supporters were saying is the only reliable poll. No public link yet, but Barney Keller of Club for Growth says confirmed: Howey/DePauw University Poll: Mourdock 48, Lugar 38. 700LVs. #INSEN — Barney Keller (@barneykeller) May 4, 2012 @LegInsurrection positive. No link. Sure...

The Lunch Pail Republicans have formally endorsed Dick Lugar. The group was formed in early January 2012 specifically to fight Indiana's right to work law which was signed into law in February. The Lunch Pail Republicans are funded by a union PAC, as detailed in this entry at...

While Richard Mourdock is rising, don't count Dick Lugar out.  He's throwing everything he has at Mourdock this week, each day multiple new accusations.  A poll just out shows Lugar with a two point lead, via National Journal: Sen. Richard Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock...

I have serious problems with Dick Lugar's record, particularly on his alleged foreign policy expertise. As documented here, Lugar has engaged in repeated wishful thinking on Iran (one more post in the series still to come), and irresponsibly vouched for Obama's foreign policy credentials just three...

The Young Guns Network, and its YG Action Fund, were started by two former aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. The Young Guns have infuriated supporters of Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate primary race, as well as many conservatives who had no stake in...

Dick Lugar has announced that his campaign will target cell phone users browsing the internet in zip codes where Richard Mourdock events are taking place. The targeted ads will repeat the misleading claim, already debunked by FactCheck.org, that Mourdock cheated on taxes.  This is yet another sign...

Dick Lugar's record on Iran (and Middle East policy in general) has not received as much attention as other Lugar failures, such as his vouching for Obama's foreign policy credentials just three weeks before the 2008 election. Lugar consistently has shown what generously could be characterized as wishful thinking about negotiations with the Iranian...

The Young Guns Action Fund, run by allies of Eric Cantor and to which Cantor has contributed, has committed $100,000 to supporting Dick Lugar. I like Cantor, and have always supported him, but the Young Guns are way off the mark on this one and should follow...

A series of events in the past few days give every indication that Dick Lugar is losing the primary race, and his campaign devolves into almost bizarre and frantic accusations against Mourdock. Two recent polls show Mourdock with 1 point and 5 point leads, respectively. While Lugar's campaign...

Remember the BP boycott? Apparently, this owner does not even though his vehicle has a "Boycott BP" sticker on it.  The gas was probably a penny cheaper than the boycott-free stations down the street. From reader John: I spotted this guy filling up at a BP station in...

Dick Lugar touts his foreign policy expertise and influence, something which Brian Bolduc at National Review today finds is suspect. One thing Lugar does not tout is that he joined Harry Reid in 2007 in announcing that the surge in Iraq was not working and should be stopped. Reid's...

I think the Richard Mourdock campaign finally has hit on a theme which needs repeating. Richard Lugar is running a desperate campaign, trying to distract from his record and to conjure up bizarre claims against Mourdock, such as the "Confederate Tie," and false and misleading claims...

The Republican establishment, in the form of Mitch Daniels,  John McCain and a SuperPAC, is trying to rescue Dick Lugar with ads in the run up to the May 8 primary challenge from Richard Mourdock, The just-released Daniels' ad is embedded below, and contains the money line:  "I'm...

I have written quite a bit about the challenge by Richard Mourdock to Obama's Favorite Republican, Richard Lugar. But one subject I haven't touched upon was Mourdock's valiant effort, against great political odds, to stand up for private bondholders against the Obama-enforced bailout of Chrysler. With barely...