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    Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Dick Lugar, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, was defeated Tuesday as Indiana Republicans chose state Treasurer Richard Mourdock over Lugar as the party's nominee.
    The Tea Party has succeeded in primarying out Richard Lugar of Indiana. This has been expected for weeks. With the bad publicity about Lugar no longer being a resident of Indiana, his defeat was inevitable. Democrats believe that his Senate seat will now be a toss-up, but I disagree. I predict Mourdock's victory this fall by about 5 points.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    This kinda clinches it for me. There are now three distinct political parties... democrats, sane republicans, and bat**** insane ultra-right wingers.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This kinda clinches it for me. There are now three distinct political parties... democrats, sane republicans, and bat**** insane ultra-right wingers.
    Lugar was Obama's favorite RINO-had an F rating from the NRA. Good riddance. In some cases the tea party is childish-such as getting "I'm not a witch" nominated guaranteeing that the Dems would win that senate seat. But Lugar is a senile RINO and I doubt his loss will cost the GOP that seat

    In far left states, the teaparty can do harm by nominating someone extreme for that state

    not here

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lugar was Obama's favorite RINO-had an F rating from the NRA. Good riddance. In some cases the tea party is childish-such as getting "I'm not a witch" nominated guaranteeing that the Dems would win that senate seat. But Lugar is a senile RINO and I doubt his loss will cost the GOP that seat

    In far left states, the teaparty can do harm by nominating someone extreme for that state

    not here
    Indiana is a purple state, though. Had Lugar survived, he would have taken at least 70 percent of the vote this fall. Mourdock will squeak by, though, but Lugar's popularity shows that Indiana is not solid red.
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    This kinda clinches it for me. There are now three distinct political parties... democrats, sane republicans, and bat**** insane ultra-right wingers conservatives.
    edited for rationality v emotionalism: you may be on to something.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Indiana is a purple state, though. Had Lugar survived, he would have taken at least 70 percent of the vote this fall. Mourdock will squeak by, though, but Lugar's popularity shows that Indiana is not solid red.
    I dunno. Joe Donnelly's a pretty good candidate from the Democratic side. I suspect your right though, Indiana is still more Republican than Democrat, and Obama isn't going to outspend the GOP 5 to 1 there like he did in 08. Even if they still win the seat, it hurts the GOP by creating another state they are going to spend major money defending.
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Mitch Daniels has done a pretty good job in that state, and Obama isn't going to win it. I think the assumption is in Murdocks' favor.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Lugar is a senile RINO


    I thought you liked RINOs, you're giving all your support to Romney.

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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Mitch Daniels has done a pretty good job in that state, and Obama isn't going to win it. I think the assumption is in Murdocks' favor.
    Generally speaking, the way Indiana is it is to close to call if Obama or Romney were to win. Kentucky has a democrat governor and is majority democrat and largely voted for McCain so governor means literally nothing.
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    Re: Richard Mourdock defeats Sen. Dick Lugar in Indiana

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Mitch Daniels has done a pretty good job in that state, and Obama isn't going to win it. I think the assumption is in Murdocks' favor.
    He doesn't have to. Now the Democrats can force Romney to spend lots of money in a state he shouldn't have to. If Obama pulls another 50 state campaign and forces the GOP to bleed cash in formerly safe states, Romney's going to have some serious trouble.
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