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Dick Lugar

Game On, GOP

Carl Gibson | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Carl Gibson

The 2012 election is a field full of bratty, intolerant, whiny kids on the field who want to have everything their way and nothing our way. Let's stop giving them legitimacy and play our hardest until we win. It's game time. Batter up.

Michael McAuliff

Clinton: GOP Is Too 'Scared' To Compromise

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Senate Will Be a Diminished Place Without Lugar

Jim DiPeso | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

Lugar is a fount of knowledge on the most important public policy issues our country faces today, including energy, national security, foreign relations, the federal budget, and agriculture.

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Super PACs Make Major Shift

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday night Indiana conservative upstart Richard Mourdock defeated 36-year incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary battle that featu...

Katy Hall

Inside Mourdock's Moderate Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock unseated six-term Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in the Republican primary Tuesday after convincing voters that ...

Lugar's Loss and Jesse's Ghost

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Laurenti

Democrats now think they can pick up Lugar's Indiana seat this fall. But even if they do, America is worse off for losing him.

John Celock

Residency Issue Heats Up In Indiana -- For Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

The day after a Tea Party-backed candidate ousted a six-term Republican senator partly over his concerns whether he truly resided in Indiana, the stat...

Lugar Loss Heralds Democratic Dominance on Defense

Jeff Jacobs | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Jacobs

Ten years from now, we may look back at a small GOP primary as the tipping point for Democrats' return to dominance on national defense.

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.

Election 2012: The End Of The Middle Of Everything

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Dick Lugar was a nice guy who stayed too long. But his crushing loss is also a valid data point in a profound and troubling trend, obvious not only in politics but in every other aspect of American life. We are losing the mediating middle of everything.

Fanatical GOP Could Cause Constitutional Crisis

New York Magazine | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

The defeat of Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican Senate primary is the kind of event that would have been shocking just a half-dozen years ago, a...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Senator Defeated By Tea Party Challenger

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Tea Party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock was projected the winner over Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) in Indiana's Republican primary election on Tues...

Lucia Graves

Indiana Senate Race's Ripple Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

While the battle for the Republican Senate nomination has taken center stage in Tuesday's Indiana primary, the fight could affect turnout in three ope...

Tea Party-Backed Contender Aims To Oust GOP Senator

Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

By TOM LOBIANCO, ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS -- The face of Indiana politics for nearly four decades, Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is battling f...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Have Hope Mourdock Will Defeat Lugar In Indiana Race

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Key GOP Primary Not Turning Out Voters Like Obama-Clinton Fight

AP | RICK CALLAHAN and TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — As the toughest primary battle in his almost four-decade Senate career neared its end, Republican Richard Lugar tossed darts at a...

Lugar and Dewhurst Test the Power of the Tea Party

Chris Ladd | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Chris Ladd

The Tea Party's appeal may be waning nationally, but in the Republican heartland they remain a potent force. The Texas and Indiana Senate races are a fine test of the Tea Party's ability to drive the GOP farther and farther out of the national mainstream.

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...

Tea Party Rival Looks To End GOP Senator's Long Career

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Richard Lugar has shown through a lengthy Senate career that he can broker compromises on international and domestic i...

Michael McAuliff

Retired Cop Seeks U.S. Probe Of Indiana Senate Hopeful Richard Mourdock

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Tea Party Challenger Relying On GOP Loyalty

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — For roughly two decades, Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock toiled in the trenches of the state Republican Party, losing more rac...