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Indiana Senate 2012

Talking Brochures Repeat Senate Candidate's Rape Remarks

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

A Democratic-aligned group is trying a novel approach to get Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock's controversial rape remarks into the hands -- ...

VoteVets, Progressive Veterans Group, Spends $1 Million Against GOP Candidates For Final Stretch

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

VoteVets Action Fund, a progressive veterans group, announced a $1 million push on Friday against Republican congressional candidates in Virginia, Ind...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Rallies Round Richard Mourdock Despite Rape Remarks | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After initially keeping Richard Mourdock at arm's length for his assertion that pregnancies produced by rape are intended by God, promin...

Michael McAuliff

Joe Donnelly Says Of Richard Mourdock 'We're Not That Dumb' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Indiana Senate candidates battled to seize the center in their first debate, with Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly suggesting Hoosiers w...

Richard Mourdock Visits Church That Advocates Paddling

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Indiana state treasurer and Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has been trying to soften his hard-right image lately, but that didn't stop him from rec...

Michael McAuliff

'History Buff' Senate Candidate Favors Civil War, Slavery Comparisons | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Richard Mourdock, who is fond of comparing modern politics to the Civil War era, said Tuesday that he does it because he is a "history b...

Richard Mourdock Compares Chrysler Bailout To Slavery

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate candidate for Indiana Richard Mourdock is again comparing slavery to modern politics, this time likening it to President Oba...

Anti-Stimulus Republican Endorsed At Stimulus Receiving Company

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock -- a vehement opponent of President Barack Obama's stimulus act -- could have probably picked a b...

Richard Mourdock Posts Health Care Videos That Peer Into The Future

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock knows that the health care law is fundraising stink bait for his Tea Party base. Unfortunately, t...

Dems Slam Mourdock Claim That Insurance Should Not Have To Cover Cancer

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics

Democrats are hammering Indiana GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock over his statement that employers should not have to cover cancer in their insur...

Dems Compare Hoosier Senate Candidate To Bully

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

Democrats are comparing Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock to a schoolyard bully in a new radio ad coming out this week. Mourdock...

John Celock

Tea Party Leaders Think They've Found Winning Formula | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after unseating a six-term incumbent senator, leaders of FreedomWorks, a national Tea Party organization, said they have the winn...

Michael McAuliff

Clinton: GOP Is Too 'Scared' To Compromise | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana's GOP Senate primary winner Richard Mourdock represents what's wrong with American politics these days, former President Bill Cl...

Trouble Down Home on the Farm: Implications of Lugar's Loss

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

While I could vigorously dispute some of Lugar's actions while applauding others, I am passionately interested in breaking the gridlock to address our nation's most pressing challenges.

Dems Mount Campaign To Define Mourdock

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

Democrats launched an online blitz Wednesday in a bid to define Richard Mourdock, the new Indiana GOP Senate nominee, as an extremist. It features ...

Michael McAuliff

Indiana Primary Winner Likens Tax Policy To Lincoln's Slavery Fears | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The newly minted Republican Senate nominee in Indiana, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, recently compared the divide over tax policy to...

Indiana Senate Race: What Do the Results Mean?

J.B. Poersch | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
J.B. Poersch

The Tea Party cost Republicans Senate seats in 2010, and they're poised to provide Democrats another gift in 2012: Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

Why Lugar Lost

Mark Meissner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Meissner

Tuesday marked the end of the distinguished career of Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator ever, Richard Lugar. This shocking turn of events was unthinkable for almost all of Lugar's 36-year career in the U.S. Senate. So what happened?

Michael McAuliff

Tea Party Dumps Dick Lugar | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Tea Party tossed another veteran Republican overboard Tuesday night, voting six-term Republican Sen. Dick Lugar from office in a hea...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Have Hope Mourdock Will Defeat Lugar In Indiana Race | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Tea Party may be looking at its biggest upset yet Tuesday, when voters in Indiana are set to go to the polls in the first tough prim...

Michael McAuliff

Tea Party Candidate Seen Doing Business With Campaign Donors | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More details have emerged about Republican Indiana Senate challenger Richard Mourdock taking campaign donations from people who may have...

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel and John DunbariWatch NewsSuper PACs and other outside groups are on track to spend more on tea party favorite Richard Mourdock in h...

Michael McAuliff

Retired Cop Seeks U.S. Probe Of Indiana Senate Hopeful Richard Mourdock | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A retired Indiana state trooper has asked the Securities Exchange Commission to investigate whether state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a ...

Poll: Dick Lugar In Deep Trouble

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

Embattled Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar has fallen behind his Tea Party challenger in a new poll that finds the veteran legislator in danger of l...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Americans Elect Candidates Still Not Doing Well | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Last week, we reported on the newly minted "Draft David Walker" movement, a campaign to get the former head of the Government Accountability Office i...