Hoosier Conservatives Keep Mourdock Momentum Going Before Debate

By , 04/12/12

Sign waveFor more than two hours leading up to last night's Indiana Senate debate between Richard Mourdock and six-term incumbent, Dick Lugar, over two dozen Mourdock supporters lined North Meridian Street in Indianapolis waving signs and chanting "Retire Lugar." They were well received by passing drivers, many of whom honked and gave the thumbs up.

A caravan of Lugar campaign staffers made an appearance of their own, but failed to compete with the pro-Mourdock crowd's energy, slinking away more than 30 minutes before the debate actually began. Both local and national media was on hand to cover the sign-wave, and some activists drove two hours or more just to show their support for Richard Mourdock.

Apparently Mourdock could feel the love. In his first and only debate against Dick Lugar, Mourdock looked composed, intelligent, energetic and serious. He mostly refrained from direct attacks, but managed to draw clear distinctions between himself and the man many Hoosiers now know as the Senator from McLean, VA.

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Overall, Mourdock did himself and his campaign a service by showing undecided primary voters that he has both the intellect and gravitas to be their next U.S. Senator. That's important because, by and large, polling shows those voters are ready to Retire Lugar.

Clearly the momemtum in this election is behind Richard Mourdock, and, with less than four weeks to go, FreedomWorks for America will be on the ground between now and May 8th working side-by-side with Hoosier conservatives to finish this race strong.