Developing: RINO Killed by Elephant in Indiana

Tea party upstart Mourdock defeats longtime Indiana Sen. Lugar
By Kim Geiger – LA Times

Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senate’s most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber.

Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administration’s bailout of Chrysler.

Mourdock was endorsed by Sarah Palin and Rep. Michele Bachmann, and Lugar had the backing of the party establishment, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly, a three-term congressman from the South Bend area, this fall.


Lugar, known as one of the more centrist [*cough* RINO! *cough*] members of the Senate, was befriended by Barack Obama during his time in the Senate. Obama touted the friendship during his 2008 campaign for president, angering some of Lugar’s constituents.


You can fully expect the RINO establishment in Washington, D.C. to actively campaign for the Democrat this fall…

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2 Comments on “Developing: RINO Killed by Elephant in Indiana”

  1. Noreen Says:


  2. Big Frank Says:

    Mr. Lugar is typical of the ‘country club’ and ‘checkered pants’ Republicans who care more about holding onto their seat, and servicing their political and big contributing buddies, rather then showing some spine and passing legislation benefiting ‘We The People’. More RHINOS need to get voted out. We need legislators with brains and balls not subservient Senators with a goofy smile who grovel, tap dance around the real issues and try to ‘get along’ with everyone.

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