Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Lugar Loses

Six-term Senator Dick Lugar has been projected to lose the Indiana Republican primary to Richard Mourdock, currently the state's Treasurer.  He follows former Senators Robert Bennett (R-UT) and Arlen Specter (D-PA), who lost their seats in 2010.  From the Washington Post:

Results early Tuesday night showed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock leading the six-term senator 61 percent to 39 percent with 40 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press has called the race for Mourdock.
Mourdock now becomes the GOP standard-bearer in a state where Republicans have a built-in advantage. But his nomination also opens the door a crack to Rep. Joe Donnelly, a Democrat whose chances improve now that he doesn’t have to face the more moderate longtime incumbent.
Also reporting on the Indiana senatorial primary is Fox News.

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