Live Blog of Indiana Senate Primary

The polls have closed in most the state and awaiting the results between Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock longtime incumbent Dick Lugar in the primary. Because Indiana is mostly in the Eastern Time Zone save a few counties around Evansville and Gary, projections aren’t expected to come in until another hour. Several Tea Party activists… Continue reading Live Blog of Indiana Senate Primary

New Lugar Attack Ad Targets Mourdock’s Judgment

With the Indiana Republican primary a week away, incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar released a vicious new attack ad Tuesday, chastising challenger Richard Mourdock over his decision-making as state treasurer. The 30-second spot accuses the Tea Party backed Mourdock of gambling with state “pensions on junk bonds” and alleges he “risked thousands of Hoosier jobs” by… Continue reading New Lugar Attack Ad Targets Mourdock’s Judgment

Indianapolis Star Endorses Lugar Over Mourdock

The editorial board of the Indianapolis Star endorsed U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., Sunday over state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the hotly contested May 8 Republican primary. In giving the six-term incumbent the nod, the newspaper responded to four chief objections to Lugar’s nomination raised by his Tea Party challenger and his supporters. Among the… Continue reading Indianapolis Star Endorses Lugar Over Mourdock

Lugar Unveils McCain Radio Ad While Mourdock Touts Palin Endorsement

The 2008 Republican presidential ticket is split between the two GOP candidates in the hotly contested Senate race. In a 60-second radio spot released Friday, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Az., supports fellow Sen. Richard Lugard, R-In., and reminded voters the six-term lawmaker has stood against President Obama’s administration. The former presidential candidate also addressed criticisms… Continue reading Lugar Unveils McCain Radio Ad While Mourdock Touts Palin Endorsement

Tea Party Express Coming to Southern Indiana

The Tea Party Express will be in southern Indiana Saturday to host two rallies as part of the group’s “Restoring the American Dream” tour. Based in California, the political action committee’s tour is focused on battleground states in this year’s congressional and presidential elections where tea party candidates are vying for office. Across the country,… Continue reading Tea Party Express Coming to Southern Indiana

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… Continue reading Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points

Daniels Defends Lugar in New Ad

The campaign to re-elect U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., released a new ad Sunday featuring Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who defends the longtime incumbent as the Republican Party’s best choice to win in the fall. In a 30-second spot, Daniels tells Indiana voters why he supports Lugar and characterizes attacks against he six-term Senator as… Continue reading Daniels Defends Lugar in New Ad

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… Continue reading Mourdock Campaign Probed Over Voter Data

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… Continue reading McCain and Daniels Reportedly Backing Lugar in New Ad

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… Continue reading Internal Poll Shows Mourdock Leading Lugar