May 01, 2012


Has Lugar Already Lost?

A PAC supporting Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) in his GOP primary has pulled its ads, NBC News reports.

Said a spokesman: "We've decied to let this race play out."

"Republican thinking is that they are coming to grips with the idea that state Treasurer Richard Mourdock is the very likely nominee, and the party now doesn't want to damage him. Strategists say Lugar didn't started campaigning in earnest until too late and waited too long to define Mourdock. They didn't know what to do with him."

Nate Silver: "If Mr. Lugar loses, it should increase Democrats' odds of picking up the Senate seat in November."










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