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Indiana Senate Race

Mourdock Accepts Impact Of Controversial Rape Remarks

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

GREENFIELD, Ind. — GOP Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Monday he can't "unring the bell" on comments he made last week about rape, and he...

Michael McAuliff

Mourdock On Abortion: Pregnancy From Rape Is 'Something God Intended' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana GOP U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock declared Tuesday night he opposes aborting pregnancies conceived in rape because "it ...

Heated Senate Battle May Hinge On Disenchanted Voters

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Indiana Republicans last spring spurned long-time Senator Richard Lugar for a mo...

For Democrats Confidence Breeds Success

Dan Bimrose | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Dan Bimrose

Every Democrat remembers well the pain experienced after election night 2010. That night the results left Democrats shaken and Republicans emboldened.

Tea Partier Gets Boost From Major Conservative Group

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A conservative super PAC affiliated with Republican strategist Karl Rove has jumped back into the Indiana Senate race with a nearly...

After Defeat, Lugar Snubs Tea Party Challenger

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sen. Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary. Lugar told conservative Indi...

Tea Party Candidate Gets Major Boost From GOP

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Senate Republicans will jump into Indiana's pitched Senate battle this week, responding to a Democratic ad-buy with one of their ...

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...

Matt Sledge

Indiana Treasurer Flip-Flops In Position On Energy Usage | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

Indiana Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock told a gathering of Tea Party members in February that U.S. energy policy should be to "e...

Indiana Senate Candidate Chokes Up At Event

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock got choked up on Sunday while speaking at a Republican party event. "Honestly, a...

Tea Party Opportunist Mourdock Takes on Pro-Israel Lugar in Indiana but Turns Out to Be a Mr. Softee

Heather Robinson | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Heather Robinson

Richard Mourdock may have an uphill battle in trying to "out-conservative" the venerable Lugar, a Capitol Hill denizen who has fought like a tiger for Israel, against nuclear proliferation, and for other important foreign policy priorities.

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...

GOP Incumbent Faces Troubling Signs

AP | By TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's allies have largely disappeared from the television airwaves just days before Tuesday's primary, a sign t...

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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Hope Romney Effect Boosts Senate Contenders | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney could help Democrats keep control of the Senate by sewing up the Republican presidential nomination quickly, some Democratic...

Indiana Election Results: Dan Coats Defeats Brad Ellsworth In 2010 Senate Race

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Coats will return to the U.S. Senate from Indiana after leaving the chamber a decade ago to work as a lobbyist. C...

Dan Coats Defeats Brad Ellsworth In Indiana Senate Race

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Dan Coats will return to the U.S. Senate from Indiana after leaving the chamber a decade ago to work as a lobbyist. C...

Brad Ellsworth SENATE Run: Indiana Congressman To Run For Bayh's Seat

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Count Ellsworth in. Indiana Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth has decided to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh, according ...

Ryan Grim

Indiana Senate: Democrats Face Tuesday Deadline To Get A Candidate On The Primary Ballot | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The abrupt retirement of Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) from the Senate leaves Democrats with roughly 24 hours to get a replacement candidate on the primary ballo...

Dan Coats Plans To Challenge Evan Bayh For Indiana Senate

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a recruiting coup, former Republican Sen. Dan Coats said Wednesday he's preparing to challenge Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indi...