RINO Lugar downed by TEA Party candidate

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Media rumors of the death of the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party movement are greatly exaggerated.
In yesterday’s Republican primary election in Indiana, incumbent Richard Lugar, the 6-term (36 years!) RINO senator who was first elected to the Senate in 1976, finally was put out to pasture at the ripe old age of 80. As senator, Lugar has a conservative rating of a pathetic 43.5.
Lugar was defeated by the TEA Party and NRA candidate, conservative State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
A year ago political pundits said Richard Mourdock couldn’t win this race. They said he couldn’t build the support needed to overcome the establishment machine. They were wrong.
Mourdock scored a landslide victory, winning more than 60% of the vote with almost all precincts reporting.
Mourdock is a principled, conservative leader who has shown tremendous courage under fire. As State Treasurer, he led the fight against the Chrysler bailout and as a Senate candidate he has boldly stood up against congressional earmarks.

At a TEA Party protest in downtown San Antonio on March 23, 2012, patriot Pat Denzer holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution to his chest. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Meanwhile, John McKinnon of Wall Street Journal reports that the tax return of the tea party movement’s biggest umbrella organization shows that the movement is growing in power.
The Woodstock, Ga.-based Tea Party Patriots reported raising $12.2 million for the year ended May 31, 2011. That vaults them into the ranks of some of the most successful conservative activist groups, including FreedomWorks, the Club for Growth and Americans for Tax Reform.

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0 responses to “RINO Lugar downed by TEA Party candidate

  1. Yay! Democrats trying to spin this as a positive thing for them this morning. Scared a bit? Good!

  2. One RINO down, an entire herd to go.

  3. I hope this has not just the dems, but the repube “leadership” quaking in their boots.

    • They are scared to death, after Nov. 2010 version 2.0 that just smacked them down. Mourdok wins by 20 points over a 30+ year incumbent! And a Federal convict in WV gives the president a run for his money in their primary #juddmentum… lol Progressive libs are about to be even more crazy, and Rino Republicans had better take notice after this latest jerk on their leash! This political season is UNHINGED!

  4. I remember when he was Mayor of Indy….I never did care for him,
    but back then I wasn’t a big Nixon fan,either.

  5. Love this picture Dr.Eowyn! yahoooooo! yep 1 commie down-many more to go! Good Job Indiana!!!

  6. Mark Levin chewed “Loo-gar” a new on his Thursday night show. Lugar apparently went down whining and crying like the classless owned liberal he is. It just doesn’t get any better than this.


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