Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock

Indiana Democrats have launched an online campaign criticizing Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for scrubbing his campaign website of certain information.

After beating longtime Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary, Mourdock began clearing his website of links that showed him opposing the auto bailout and supporting budget cuts that would affect entitlement programs. It also scrubbed the site of any criticisms of Lugar before May 8 and his announcement speech entering the race.

Indiana Democratic Party spokesman Ben Ray says Mourdock is trying to hide his record and his relationship to the Tea Party.

“We’re even talking about endorsements disappearing. Eric Erickson, who is the publisher of RedState.org, his endorsement is gone. Herman Cain’s endorsement is gone. And so really I think what we’re seeing is Richard Mourdock attempting to wholly reinvent himself for the general electorate and we’re not going to let that happen.”

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