Richard Mourdock Articles

Donnelly Defeats Mourdock

9:42 PM, Nov 06, 2012

Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana has defeated Republican Richard Mourdock for that state's Senate seat, Fox News reports.

Donnelly, a congressman from northwest Indiana, had been favored in the final polls of the campaign, particularly after a media firestorm over comments Mourdock made in an October 23 debate that "God intended" pregnancies resulting from rape.

The seat was considered a safe GOP hold until its holder, Republican Dick Lugar, lost his primary race to state treasurer Mourdock in May.

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Mourdock Could Still Win

2:22 PM, Nov 04, 2012

The last several weeks have not been good for Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana. The two-term state treasurer, who beat six-term incumbent Senator Dick Lugar in the GOP primary in May, has fallen back in the polls against his Democratic opponent, Congressman Joe Donnelly. A recent poll, from Brian Howey and Depauw University, showed an 11-point lead for Donnelly.

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Indiana Senate Ad: Romney for Mourdock

7:17 AM, Oct 22, 2012

Mitt Romney is far ahead of Barack Obama in Indiana, a state Obama won in 2008. The last poll of the Hoosier State showed Romney up 13 points. But down the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, the Republican candidate Richard Mourdock, the state treasurer, isn't as far ahead. That may explain why Romney is appearing in a new Mourdock television ad.

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Will Obama Account for a Mourdock Victory in Indiana?

12:40 PM, Oct 01, 2012

Three-term Indiana Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly voted for Obamacare. He voted for Obama’s waste-filled $787 billion stimulus package. He is a down-the-line supporter of card check, the measure that would allow union organizers to bypass secret ballot elections.

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Mourdock Ad: Choose 'Indiana Principles'

7:37 AM, Jul 27, 2012

U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican, has a new 30-second advertisement contrasting himself with his Democratic opponent, Congressman Joe Donnelly. Mourdock ties Donnelly with Barack Obama and encourages Hoosier voters to "follow the Indiana principles that Richard Mourdock and Mitch Daniels fight for." Daniels is the popular, two-term outgoing Republican governor of Indiana. Watch the ad below:

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In Texas Senate Race, Only Cruz Has Signed Repeal Obamacare Pledge (Updated)

9:51 AM, May 16, 2012

Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz is the only one of four Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Texas to have signed the Repeal Obamacare pledge.

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Morning Jay: Why Mourdock Defeated Lugar

5:00 AM, May 11, 2012

Regarding Dick Lugar’s loss to Richard Murdock, the Old Gray Lady wants you to know one thing: He went down because he was just too gosh-darned moderate and sensible for those insane Tea Party Republicans in Indiana and the dastardly outside groups that targeted him:

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No Labels Fundraises Off Lugar Defeat

6:27 AM, May 10, 2012

No Labels--the 501(c)(4) organization with the motto (reminiscent of the Obama 2012 slogan), "Not Left. Not Right. Forward."--is lamenting the the defeat of Dick Lugar in yesterday's Indiana Republican primary. From a fundraising email from co-chairs Nancy Jacobson and Mark McKinnon:

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Why Mourdock Won

11:01 AM, May 09, 2012

At the Washington Post, Chris Cilizza and Aaron Blake explain why Dick Lugar lost yesterday's Republican primary in Indiana:

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Is Texas Next?

9:28 AM, May 09, 2012

Richard Mourdock’s big primary victory over incumbent senator Dick Lugar in Indiana suggests that the insurgent Tea Party conservatism of 2009-2010 is alive and well in the 2012 Republican party.

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Mourdock Defeats Lugar

9:18 PM, May 08, 2012

The Washington Post reports:

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Mourdock Defeats Lugar

9:18 PM, May 08, 2012

The Washington Post reports:

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Lugar Ad: Mourdock Will 'Cut Every Single Senior's Social Security'

11:06 AM, May 07, 2012

One day before the Indiana primary, Dick Lugar has released a new ad accusing his opponent, Richard Mourdock, of wanting to "cut every single senior's Social Security." (Update: The ad was apparently released late last week.) The ad portrays an elderly woman talking about Mourdock's Social Security plan. "He's going to ruin people. Some can't get along without Social Security, every penny of it," the woman says. "Heaven help us, because Mourdock won't."

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Young Guns for Ethanol

10:08 AM, May 07, 2012

Big Government reports that the Young Guns Network, a group tied to House Republican leader Eric Cantor, has purchased another direct mail item supporting Dick Lugar over Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana. The item focuses on Lugar's support for ethanol subsidies and pro-environmental policies, while Mourdock's plan is called "extreme" and one that "means higher prices at the pump."

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Lugar to Hoosiers: Help Me

Daniels says Mourdock can win the general.
9:00 AM, May 05, 2012

Ahead of Tuesday's Republican Senate primary in Indiana, six-term incumbent Dick Lugar has a message for Hoosier voters: "At this point, help."

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Indiana Poll: Mourdock 48, Lugar 38

11:01 AM, May 04, 2012

A new poll from Howey Politics and DePauw University shows Richard Mourdock leading Dick Lugar by 10 points in the Indiana Republican Senate primary. Among GOP primary voters, 48 percent said they would vote for Mourdock, the state treasurer, while 38 percent said they would vote for Lugar, the six-term incumbent senator. The poll shows Mourdock’s largest lead in the primary, which will be held on May 8.

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Chamber Lobbies Hoosiers for Lugar

10:17 AM, May 03, 2012

The Chamber of Commerce is sending out a new direct mail item on behalf of Indiana senator Dick Lugar, the National Journal reports. "Hoosiers are concerned about job growth...And...Dick Lugar is standing up for Indiana," the mailer reads, noting Lugar's support for building the Keystone XL pipeline and his opposition to Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, and cap and trade. View the mailer here.

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Poll: Lugar 44, Mourdock 42

2:20 PM, May 02, 2012

National Journal reports on a new poll that shows incumbent Indiana senator Dick Lugar leading his primary rival, state treasurer Richard Mourdock, 44 percent to 42 percent. The group behind the poll, the Lunch Pail Republicans, is a pro-labor organization supporting Lugar.

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Young Guns Shoot Republicans in the Foot

4:06 PM, May 01, 2012

The Eric Cantor-affiliated Young Guns Network has recently jumped into the Indiana Senate primary on behalf of Dick Lugar, paying for mailers that criticize Lugar's opponent, Richard Mourdock, for wanting to cut federal education funding. Politico's Jonathan Martin reports why this could backfire--on House Republicans:

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Lugar Camp: Mourdock Weak on Defense

3:43 PM, May 01, 2012

In speaking about U.S. defense, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told the Times of Northwest Indiana that “There's always going to be a lot of duplication. We look today at the historical setup of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard. There's a lot of duplication and bureaucracy right there. In the 21st century, is that necessary? I'm not sure that it is.”

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Lugar Ad: Mourdock's 'Record of Failure' (Updated)

10:39 AM, May 01, 2012

Indiana senator Dick Lugar is out with a new television ad, the hardest hitting in the Republican primary race, pitting Lugar against state treasurer Richard Mourdock. The ad claims that Mourdock has "bad judgment" and makes "bad decisions." Watch the ad below:

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Can He Pull it Off?

Richard Mourdock may be on his way to toppling Dick Lugar.
8:05 AM, May 01, 2012

State treasurer Richard Mourdock, a 60-year-old Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, says the stakes in the Indiana primary couldn’t be higher. “This race is for the heart and soul of the Republican party in the United States Senate,” Mourdock tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

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'Young Guns' Fire Another Shot for Lugar in Senate Primary

12:55 PM, Apr 28, 2012

The Young Guns Network, a group affiliated with House Republican majority leader Eric Cantor, is encouraging Democrats in Indiana to vote in the May 8 GOP primary for incumbent senator Dick Lugar.

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Palin Endorses Mourdock (Updated: McCain for Lugar)

2:15 PM, Apr 27, 2012

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock over Dick Lugar for U.S. Senate in Indiana. From her Facebook page:

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Mitch Daniels: Indiana's 'Lucky to Have Dick Lugar'

9:01 AM, Apr 27, 2012

Mitch Daniels, the popular two-term Republican governor of Indiana, has cut another advertisement on behalf of his political mentor, senior Republican senator Dick Lugar. "Our nation faces huge dangers," Daniels says in the 30-second spot. "And it'll take people with his big picture vision and broad respect to see us past it." At the end of the commercial, Daniels adds, "We're lucky to have Dick Lugar, and we need to keep him." Watch the ad below:

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Poll: Mourdock 44, Lugar 39 (Updated)

10:33 AM, Apr 26, 2012

A new campaign poll released to Poitico shows Republican senator Dick Lugar of Indiana five points behind his primary challenger, state treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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Lugar, Mourdock Battle With More Ads

12:32 PM, Apr 25, 2012

With less than two weeks to go before the May 8 Republican primary, incumbent senator Dick Lugar and Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock are fighting hard with television ads airing across Indiana.

The first comes from Lugar's campaign and features the popular two-term governor Mitch Daniels. "I can't think of anyone so reflective of the thinking, the principles, and the ideals of our state," Daniels says in the ad. "I'm not for Dick Lugar for what he's done but for what he can do." Watch the ad below:

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Lugar Confident, but Unsure If Tea Party a Positive Movement

3:00 PM, Apr 24, 2012

Senator Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is fighting for survival in his contentious Republican primary with state treasurer Richard Mourdock, a conservative with broad Tea Party support. Speaking with reporters in the Capitol on Tuesday afternoon, Lugar seemed to be unsure about whether or not the Tea Party has been a force for good in the GOP.

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Mourdock Ad: Lugar Has Spent '36 Years in Washington' (Updated)

10:04 AM, Apr 23, 2012

Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has a new 60-second radio ad airing in Indiana, which focuses on his GOP primary opponent Dick Lugar's "36 years in Washington" and his record. (Listen to the ad here.)

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