Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has been ruled ineligible to vote back home, a blow for the six- term Republican facing a Tea Party-backed primary challenger who says the senator is out of touch with his state.
In a southern Indiana banquet room last week, Republicans dined on pork chops, listened to local politicians, then cast an informal vote in a race on all their minds: next year’s re-election bid by six-term Senator Richard Lugar , their party’s senior-most member of Congress.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist announced he is backing Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the state’s May 8 Republican primary, a blow for the six-term incumbent days before his toughest re-election challenge.
Indiana Republican primary voters will decide today whether to end the U.S. Senate career of Richard Lugar in a race that put him on the defensive over his 35 years in office and occasional compromises with Democrats.
For 36 years, Jim Rice was a loyal supporter of Richard Lugar, the six-term Republican senator from Indiana with a reputation for compromise and stature in Washington. Now, Rice says he will vote for a Democrat.
Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican who served six terms in the U.S. Senate and led its Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview airing this weekend on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” that President Barack Obama made a mistake by drawing a so-called red line over Syrian chemical-weapons use.