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 chief complaints from conservative activists is that Lugar is a disloyal Republican who party leaders can’t rely on.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Our response: Lugar has voted with the Republican majority in the Senate 88 percent of the time for more than 20 years.