The Post-Akin GOP Outlook for the Senate . . . Doesn’t Look That Bad!
Argh. What are the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and grassroots Republicans and conservatives, supposed to do, now that Todd Akin has exponentially complicated the effort to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and win the three (or four, if Romney …
Donnelly: I Didn’t Vote for Pelosi As Speaker (At Least Not Every Time)
Rep. Joe Donnelly, the Indiana Democrat who will be Richard Mourdock’s opponent in November, is off to a roaring start to the general election, telling voters in his fairly conservative state, “Well, I did not vote for her for …
If Mourdock Wins, Be Skeptical of the Democratic Spin
Voters go to the polls in four states today. The headline contest is in Indiana’s Republican Senate primary, where Richard Mourdock appears to be on the verge of knocking off six-term incumbent Dick Lugar.
There is no primary in …
New Mourdock Ad Hitting Lugar: ‘Too Long’
Richard Mourdock is up on the air in Indiana with a new television ad, hitting his GOP Senate primary rival Senator Dick Lugar as “Barack Obama’s favorite Republican.”
This morning Brian Bolduc has a look at the upcoming primary, …
Does Indiana Need a Pro-Teapot Museum GOP Senator?
Richard Mourdock, challenging six-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary, is running a statewide ad hitting his opponent on earmarks:
Richard Mourdock: Every Year, Congress finds new ways to spend our money… and Sadly, Senator Lugar went …
So Far, Tea Party Challengers Endanger Few GOP Senate Incumbents
Occasionally you’ll hear chuckling from Democrats that rise of the Tea Parties has greatly complicated the electoral outlook for the Republican Party, as its moderate incumbents will face costly primary challenges and be left more vulnerable for the general …
A ‘Recruiting Victory’ or a ‘Redistricting Victory’ in Indiana?
In Indiana, the decision by Democrat Rep. Joe Donnelly to run for Senate is being described by the AP as a “recruiting victory” for “national Democrats.”
For those of you who read the Campaign Spot, this news is more accurately …
Yes, but Many Candidates Can Say They’re ‘Not Obama’s Favorite Republican.’
Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging Dick Lugar in the GOP Senate primary, now signs his fund-raising e-mails, “NOT Barack Obama’s Favorite Republican; Candidate, US Senate, Indiana.”
If Obama’s hug hurt Charlie Crist, I can only …
Dick Lugar Gets His First Official Primary Challenger
Indiana Republican senator Dick Lugar has picked up his first official primary challenger:
Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock indicated Saturday he will challenge Lugar in the 2012 Republican primary election, according to the Journal & Courier in Lafayette. “We are very excited; …
Joe Donnelly, Strangely Quiet About His Party Affiliation
The Club for Growth chuckles upon finding that Joe Donnelly, the Democrats’ candidate for Senate in Indiana, does not mention his party affiliation in either his campaign biography or his official congressional biography.
On his campaign home page, the only …
Democratic Highlight from Last Night: The Earth Did Not Crash Into the Sun
The midweek Morning Jolt was a lot of fun to write:
May 8, 2012: The Night the Primaries Got a Lot of Fun
So, some great surprises on primary nights, beyond Indiana…
In Wisconsin, Scott Walker received more votes running against no …
Will Ethanol Be a Driving Issue in Indiana’s GOP Senate Primary?
Indiana senator Richard Lugar, facing a tough primary challenge from Richard Mourdock, knows the ground he wants to fight on:
“I wish there were many more (farmers) in Indiana,” Lugar, who owns a 640-acre farm in Marion County, told The …
Club for Growth Backs Mourdock
The Club for Growth endorses Richard Mourdock in Indiana, which is not that surprising… in fact, if you’re a Tea Party-aligned conservative challenger in a GOP primary, it’s almost a requirement.
The Mourdock campaign happily e-mails:
In a …
Mourdock Mocks Lugar and Obama’s Souring Relationship
The campaign of Richard Mourdock has a lot of fun with Republican senator Dick Lugar of Indiana, who is now sounding much more critical of President Obama:
How long until someone charges that the image of the giggling Obama and …
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 …
Is Dick Lugar Announcing His Reelection Bid Today?
Judging from this comment on his Twitter feed, it appears Indiana GOP Sen. Dick Lugar will be announcing his reelection bid sometime today.
Lugar has had a long and distinguished career, but he may turn into the Arlen Specter of …
Mourdock Makes His Primary Bid Against Lugar Official
Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock makes his primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar official:
Dick Lugar used to be OUR US Senator.
Now, according to MSNBC, Lugar is “Barack Obama’s Favorite Republican.”
Dick Lugar voted for Obama’s …