U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., congratulated Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in his blowout victory over incumbent Dick Lugar in the GOP primary.

The state treasurer defeated the six-term Senator by a 20-point margin and ended one of the largest Senate careers. Backed by the Tea Party, Mourdock’s victory is being seen by Democrats as an unexpected opportunity to win the Republican seat in the fall and cling to their slim majority in the Senate.

Coats, who will become Indiana’s senior Senator next year, urged GOP voters to unite behind Mourdock.

From Coats’ office:

“I congratulate Richard Mourdock on winning the Indiana Republican Senate nomination, and I encourage Hoosiers to support him in November. Our country can no longer afford more of the same failed economic policies from this Democrat-led Senate and White House. It is important that Hoosiers come together in the months ahead to send Washington a clear message that we need a more limited, fiscally responsible government. [click to continue…]

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