The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Richard Mourdock: ‘This Is a Rebellion Inside the Walls.’


Over on the home page, I have a chat with Richard Mourdock, Indiana state treasurer and challenger to Sen. Richard Lugar in that state’s GOP primary this cycle.

Among his most interesting comments:

I have great tea-party support, and I truly appreciate it, and I know he’s going to try to portray this as a tea-party rebellion. It’s not. The day I announced, three quarters of Indiana’s Republican county chairmen signed on to support my candidacy. Today, we’re announcing that more than half of state Republican committee members have signed on. This isn’t about the Tea Party assaulting the walls of the Republican fortress. This is a rebellion inside the walls. And that, too, is why I feel confident that we’re going to win.

Tags: Richard Lugar , Richard Mourdock


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