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Will Lugar Campaign for Mourdock?

Monday, September 17th, 2012

I interviewed U.S. Senator Richard Lugar over the weekend and asked if he would campaign or help Republican nominee Richard Mourdock.  His response was interesting at best.  Click below to listen to what he had to say.  It’s interesting, especially since a new poll is out today showing the U.S. Senate continues to be a […]

Looking for Lugar Republicans

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Somehow I get the strange feeling that “Lugar Republicans” are in pretty high demand these days.  Democrat Joe Donnelly mentioned how he worked with Richard Lugar to save  Indiana’s automotive industry.   Richard Mourdock does in a roundabout way when he talks about working with Governor Daniels to keep Indiana on track.  And Democratic gubernatorial candidate […]

It Was Time, Not Tea, That Defeated Dick Lugar

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Although some may find it hard to believe, Richard Lugar’s main opponent this primary season wasn’t Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party, Club for Growth or FreedomWorks, it was time. This is not to say all those factors didn’t matter.  Throw in  millions of dollars in an air campaign, a feisty opponent with a lot of […]

My Political Predictions*

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

My good friend Jim Shella has made his predictions for today’s primary, so I figured I would jump into the fray.  However, like a good attorney, I always hedge my bets.  My predictions are based on numerous calls across the state today as well as everything we’ve seen so far.  These are for entertainment purposes […]

Lugar’s Longshot?

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Friday was not a very good day for Indiana’s senior United States Senator.  And while many are drafting Richard Lugar’s political obituary, rumors of his imminent demise may be slightly exaggerated. A poll by Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University had the incumbent trailing his opponent, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock by 10-points, 48-38; definitely not […]


Friday, May 4th, 2012

I’m finishing up some teaching commitments today, but Brian Howey and DePauw University have the latest in the Lugar-Mourdock race. I’ve reprinted their news released with the latest polling data.  I’ll have some perspective this weekend. ******** INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar’s iconic career of elected public service appears to be in great […]

Primary Colors

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

A friend of mine who I can best describe as “Democrat leaning” was lamenting the other day about how he really didn’t have any choices in the upcoming May 8 primary. So I told him if he was bored with his own party maybe he should go where the action is and look at the […]

Lugar v. Moudock (In Their Own Words)

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Both incumbent U.S. Senator Richard Lugar and Republican primary challenger Richard Mourdock declared victory in tonight’s GOP debate. In the debate sponsored by the Indiana Debate Commission and broadcast all over the state incumbent Richard Lugar and challenger State Treasurer Richard Mourdock both said felt the debate put the campaign momentum in their direction. The […]

The “Stutzman” Factor

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

With a little more than a month to go before the U.S. Senate primary in Indiana, one question to throw into the discussion is whether the Hoosiers who voted for Marlin Stutzman back in the 2010 primary will be the voters who decide whether Richard Lugar or Richard Mourdock faces Democrat Joe Donnelly in November? […]

Lugar Residency Resolved

Friday, March 30th, 2012

The Marion County Election Board and U.S. Senator Richard Lugar have reached a settlement that would allow the incumbent to vote in the May 8 primary. Under a settlement reached just moments ago, Lugar and his wife will re-register to vote at their family farm in Decatur Township.  The Marion County Election Board ruled 2-1 […]