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 […]

Memo: Lugar Poised to Lose GOP Primary

A memorandum from a polling firm says U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., is set to lose his seat to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the upcoming Republican primary, according to a recent survey of 500 likely voters. Global Strategy Group finds the race between Lugar and his Tea Party challenger is tightening with his […]

Lugar Ruled Ineligible to Vote

An election board in Indiana has disqualified the residency of U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., and ruled he is ineligible to vote in this upcoming re-election bid, meaning the longtime lawmaker will have to establish new residency. The Marion County Election Board voted 2-to-1 along party lines that the six-term Senator was guilty of a […]

Donnelly Wants Super Committee to Focus On Jobs

U.S. Senate candidate and Indiana Congressman Joe Donnelly, D-In., is challenging the bi-partisan super committee to use their power to force action on job creation. The 12-member panel is charged with finding an additional $1.5 trillion in debt savings over the next decade. If the committee fails to come up with a deficit reduction plan […]

UPDATE: Donnelly Expected to Announce U.S. Senate Bid

The race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by veteran Republican incumbent Richard Lugar is getting more interesting with the rumored entrance of U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who will reportedly announce his candidacy Monday. From the Associated Press: Two Democrats with firsthand knowledge of Donnelly’s plans told The Associated Press that the congressman […]