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May 08, 2012


Lugar Loses Primary

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) lost his bid for a 7th term as Richard Mourdock (R) won the Republican primary for the Senate nomination, the Indianapolis Star reports.

"Mourdock originally was seen as a upstart candidate with little chance of winning. But he came out of the gate with the backing of a majority of state party leaders around the state, plus tea party activists who coalesced around his candidacy. With no other challenger to Lugar, and with the help of outside groups who targeted Lugar with millions of dollars in negative ads and mailings, it became clear in the final days of the campaign that Lugar would lose."

Mourdock advances to a general election match up against Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN), who was unopposed in the Democratic primary.












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