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Jason Cherkis

Meet The Conspiracy Theorist Who Wants To Oust Mitch McConnell | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leader of an audacious tea party plan in Kentucky to oust Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes unknown forces orc...

Lugar Calls Out Tea Party As GOP Weakness

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is relieved the Tea Party won few victories during the 2012 election season, he said in an interview on MSNBC Wednesda...

A Salute to a Patriot: An Open Letter to Senator Richard Lugar

Nathaniel Loewentheil | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Nathaniel Loewentheil

I write to let you know that one citizen recognizes and appreciates the personal choices you made putting country over career, endangering your political longevity for the good of the polis.

Dave Jamieson

Lugar: No Plans To Campaign For Mourdock | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he has no plans to campaign for Richard Mourdock, who handily beat him in a primary race earlier th...

Dems: Mourdock Running Away From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are criticizing Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for removing pre-primary material from his website, ...

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...

IN Primary: Loss of Moderates No Good for Governing or the Environment

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

In a legislative body like the Senate where compromise and bipartisanship have long been necessary, this is another blow for getting things done.

Senator Lugar Will Be Missed

Ted Kaufman | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Ted Kaufman

One of the senators I disagreed with on many issues but came to greatly admire was Richard Lugar. Last week, he lost his bid for a sixth term in the Indiana Republican primary. He will be sorely missed in the next Senate.

Lugar's Defeat Good for Politics, Bad for Incumbents

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Too often, moderate incumbents like Lugar lose perspective of why they were elected, how to do their jobs and the plight of their constituents.

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.

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...

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...

Dick Lugar Gains Pro-Union Group's Endorsement in Indiana GOP Primary

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

A pro-union Republican group had a double gift for Sen. Rich Lugar (R-Ind.) Wednesday -- an endorsement, accompanied by a poll that shows him with a s...

John Celock

Tea Party Group: We're 'Coming Back With A Vengeance' | John Celock | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pledging that a victory in the Indiana Senate primary will show Tea Party-backed candidates are "coming back with a vengeance," FreedomWorks for Ameri...

Dick Lugar Won't Say Tea Party Is Good For GOP

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) didn't want to say on Tuesday whether the Tea Party was a good thing for the Republican Party, deferring that answer until af...

Conservative Groups Divided Over Indiana GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock faced off on Wednesday in the first and only GOP primary debate in the Indiana Senate race, ah...

Longtime Senator Fends Off Tea Party Attack In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) released a new attack ad Monday, accusing his chief GOP primary rival, Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, of sellin...

Poll: Hoosier Lugar Could Be A Loser

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Veteran Hoosier Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is in a tough battle to win his primary contest against a Tea Party challenger, a poll released Thursday said...

Dick Lugar Allowed To Vote In Indiana Again

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

Virginia resident and Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar will be allowed to vote in the state he represents, after all. The local elections board h...

Lugar Ad Calls Rival Mourdock A Liar

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) has fired another round in his increasingly bitter primary battle with Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, calling h...