Lugar is on the ropes

By , 03/01/12

The Indiana Senate primary between incumbent six term RINO Dick Lugar and our endorsed conservative candidate Richard Mourdock is quickly becoming the epicenter in the fight for the soul of the Republican Party.

Whether the Republican establishment will continue the slide toward the policies of Big Government, or if grassroots conservatives will restore the Grand Old Party to its roots: free markets, individual liberty, and constitutionally limited government.

And in this fight, Dick Lugar is on the ropes. 

The Weekly Standard recently reported that Lugar has “fired his longtime pollster as word spread in political circles that his hard reelect numbers hover below 40​—​a result that’s usually taken as a death rattle for an incumbent facing serious primary opposition.”

Why? Because while Dick Lugar is a good man, he is out of touch. He’s no longer the conservative that Hoosiers sent to Washington 36 years ago.

He doesn’t live in Indiana. He doesn’t vote for Hoosier values. He sides with Harry Reid over Hoosiers. Don’t believe it? Check out more recent news on the Lugar-Mourdock battle below:

“Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican in a lively primary fight, is facing a surprising charge: that he doesn't live in Indiana. Mr. Lugar recently acknowledged he sold his Indianapolis home shortly after his 1976 election to the Senate and bought one outside Washington…Mr. Lugar told reporters he isn't sure what address is on his Indiana driver's license. “ – Wall Street Journal, No Hoosier Homestead for Lugar

“Tea Party activists condemned his votes to raise the U.S. debt limit, to support the 2008 bank bailout and to confirm President Barack Obama's Supreme Court appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan - votes for which Lugar makes no apology.” – Reuters, Longest-serving Senate Republican in fight of his life

“One poll shows 70 percent of the state’s Republicans respect the Tea Party​—​and few issues raise the ire of these party activists like congressional earmarks in spending bills. So what does Lugar do? Three months before the primary, when the Senate had a chance to ban this symbol of big-government malfeasance, Lugar joined with Harry Reid in a key Senate vote to save earmarking.” – The Weekly Standard, The Bell Tolls for Lugar

Now is the time to keep up the pressure. Please consider making a donation to help us spread the word to more Hoosiers about Dick Lugar’s Big Government record and help us elect Richard Mourdock.