Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points

Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out […]

Mourdock Campaign Probed Over Voter Data

Indiana Republican Party leaders have stopped Senate candidate Richard Mourdock’s campaign from using an important tool after allegations surfaced that the Tea Party challenger tried to improperly access a GOP database of voter information. The story has become another lightning rod in the heavily watched race between Mourdock and longtime incumbent Richard Lugar, who has […]

McCain and Daniels Reportedly Backing Lugar in New Ad

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az., have cut ads supporting embattled U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., according to Politico. Lugar is facing a tough Tea Party challenger in state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who released an internal poll showing him ahead of the six-term incumbent by one percentage point in the GOP […]

Internal Poll Shows Mourdock Leading Lugar

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock released an internal poll on Wednesday showing a statistical dead heat with longtime incumbent Richard Lugar among likely GOP primary¬† voters. The survey was conducted by the polling firm McLaughlin & Associates and shows Mourdock ahead by one percentage point, which is a statistical tie. Other polls have put […]

Lugar Spelling Error Underscores Campaign Troubles

The re-election campaign for U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., has once again stumbled after a typo was spotted in a new attack ad against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Lugar is a six-term lawmaker who faces a tough Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary and is poised to lose his seat. The 30-second spot attacks […]

Donnelly Has Lackluster Fundraising Numbers

In the Indiana Senate race, Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly is reporting unimpressive fundraising numbers despite a hotly contested Republican primary race. The GOP contest between State Treasurer Richard Mourdock and Sen. Richard Lugar has caught national attention for the potential to unseat the six-term incumbent. Observers predict that Mourdock upsets Lugar it could put Indiana […]

National Review Endorses Mourdock Over Lugar

The National Review has endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock over U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in the upcoming Republican primary, marking another high-profiled conservative voice backing the Tea Party challenger. In a stinging editorial, the conservative magazine takes a swipe at Lugar’s residency issues and tells GOP voters they can “do better” than the six-term […]

Mourdock Expects to Benefit From Santorum’s Exit

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock believes Rick Santorum’s departure from the Republican presidential race could help him unseat longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the upcoming May 8 primary. A recent survey found the majority of Santorum’s supporters back Mourdock while GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney’s voters lean toward Lugar. Pollsters estimate that with an uncontested […]

NRA, Club for Growth Blast Lugar in Series of Ads

The National Rifle Association and the Club for Growth have launched a series of radio, television and online ads attacking U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In, in order to support his Tea Party challenger, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, in the upcoming Republican primary. For months, the six-term lawmaker has been dogged by residency questions while fending […]