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IN -Senate 2012 Tag

Dick Lugar has the reputation, deserved or not, of being the gentleman of the Senate, a now-grandfatherly figure who is well-liked personally if not politically. Lugar now is in the political fight of his life against Richard Mourdock.  Lugar is fighting back, as I pointed out previously,...

It always has been a two front political war. Here's the other front, Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner, K Street and Tea Party again fight for soul of GOP: Big business and the Tea Party are at swords' points once again, with GOP Senate primaries for...

The Indiana Republican primary is moving against Richard Lugar, and now his campaign and SuperPAC are getting desperate, running false ads against Richard Mourdock claiming Mourdock cheated on taxes. Matt Lewis at The Daily Caller explored the falsehood yesterday: In what appears a pathetic last gasp at...

When Indiana primary voters go to the polls on May 8, they should remember that in 2008 Dick Lugar verbally embraced Barack Obama and gave Obama bipartisan cover at a critical time in the campaign, so much so that Lugar became a prominent fixture in Obama...

Richard Lugar has had a big bank account and fundraising prowess going for him in defense of the May 8 primary challenge from Richard Mourdock. Lugar still has the larger bank account by a lot, but Mourdock out-raised Lugar in the 1st Quarter of 2012, according...

Richard Lugar's time in the Senate may be up. A variety of groups are working to defeat Lugar.  The NRA (which gives Lugar an "F" rating), the Club for Growth, and Freedom Works are working to help Richard Mourdock overcome Lugar's big money advantage. Notice how Lugar is hitting...

This is very big news (h/t Pwire), as it punctures the Richard Lugar air of inevitability: U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar is in the most precarious position of his political career since autumn 1974 when he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent Birch Bayh. A Howey/DePauw Indiana Battleground Poll released...

Somewhere. If so, and if there are results, at some point I'll get around to it.  (As I'm writing, Romney wins big in MD)(and also, Wisconsin, now) In the meantime, some updates from prior topics (and maybe some new): Details on the plane crash which killed the founder...

It has been a bad week for Dick Lugar: But it just got worse. A critical part of Lugar's campaign narrative is the scare tactic that if Richard Mourdock is the nominee, the seat may be lost to Democrats.  I've addressed that argument before, pointing out that Democrat Joe...

Dick Lugar has a lot of campaign money. But he has problems.  In a Tea Party age he is a paradigm of insider Washington politics gone bad (for conservatives).  He has a questionable residence in Indiana, and his local election board even said he couldn't vote because...

There is a prime opportunity in the Indiana Republican primary to elect a solid conservative, Richard Mourdock, and to retire Obama's favorite Republican, Richard Lugar, who has an abysmal voting record. I will be supporting Mourdock, and I hope you will help with this important race. I first wrote...

Operation Counterweight commenced on June 10, 2011: Why do I have this feeling that the back-stabbing and petty politics of the Republican insiders are going to leave me completely unexcited about the presidential campaign, and more focused on electing conservatives to Congress as a counterweight to...

Richard Mourdock has been suggested by reader Listkeeper in the Tip Line as a possible Focus for his primary challenge to Richard Lugar.  He has the backing of the Indiana Tea Party. HuffPo says this is the only remaining Senate race where a Tea Party backed...