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; we feel like it’s game-on now,” Monica Boyer, co-founder of Kosciusko County Silent No More, a tea party group based in Warsaw, said Sunday in an interview with The Journal Gazette. About 180 tea party activists met last month in Tipton County to begin organizing a challenge to Lugar, who plans to seek a seventh six-year term next year.
Mourdock’s site can be found here.