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Poll Shows Mourdock, Lugar Virtually Tied
Roll Call ^ | July 26, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 07/27/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

A new poll conducted for the Club for Growth showed Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and his primary challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, in a statistical dead heat.

Mourdock had a small advantage over Lugar, 34 percent to 32 percent, in the Basswood Research poll released Tuesday. But Mourdock’s 2-point lead is within the poll’s 4.4-point margin of error.

The conservative, anti-tax organization has not endorsed Mourdock, but the Club for Growth President Chris Chocola has frequently criticized Lugar’s record. Earlier this month, the club sponsored television advertisements blasting Lugar across Indiana.

“An incumbent who sits at 32 percent in his own party’s primary, and trails a much less known challenger, is in a world of trouble,” Chocola, a former Indiana Congressman, said in a statement. “Senator Lugar is a very decent man, but it’s clear from the poll that after 35 years, Hoosier Republicans are eager for a more conservative alternative.”

About one-third of those polled, 34 percent, said they were undecided about the GOP Senate primary field.

Basswood Research conducted the poll of 500 likely Republican primary voters July 23-24


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
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Sweeeeeeet !!!!!

Bey Bey RINO!

1 posted on 07/27/2011 7:00:16 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I didn’t know Lugar was a Republican. When did that happen?


2 posted on 07/27/2011 7:03:43 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Long overdue. Has DeMint come out against Lugar? I hope he does....awesome that Club for Growth is taking him on!!!!


3 posted on 07/27/2011 7:07:54 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Lugar is in trouble. 2012 is off to a good start. 2012 will be the year America cleans out DC.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 7:08:16 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

May the best Dick win.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 7:08:56 AM PDT by KOZ.
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

And so it begins.

Pay attention DC aholes.


6 posted on 07/27/2011 7:10:31 AM PDT by Principled
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To: KOZ.

Something happens to the people we send to Washington if they stay too long. Dick Lugar, Kit Bond, Charles Grassley are examples...


7 posted on 07/27/2011 7:11:23 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Looks like Lugie is gonna pretend to be a conservative for the next few months.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 7:12:16 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
They get to be Senate Committee chairmen and end up controlling tens of billions of bucks in loot.

States compete to keep sending guys to Washington so they get seniority and can begin sending the loot back home.

When you kick out one of the old bulls like Lugar you get a new guy with no seniority. He may sit there as long as 5 years before getting a chance to speak.

9 posted on 07/27/2011 7:13:43 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Purge the RINOs!


10 posted on 07/27/2011 7:13:47 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: muawiyah

You have outlined the problem. It’s become a spoils system based on seniority.


11 posted on 07/27/2011 7:15:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That happened way back when they were debating The National Road.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 7:17:21 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: ConservativeDude

DeMint has now made it policy not to oppose any GOP incumbents, so he won’t be attacking Lugar or donating to his primary opponent (unless said opponent wins the primary). He is staying out of primaries involving republican incumbents.


13 posted on 07/27/2011 7:19:36 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

The Party Line.

Does Ohio use the Party Line on ballots?


14 posted on 07/27/2011 7:21:06 AM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Great Scott, but it takes a long time to get rid of a cancerous cyst like this Lugar RINO.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 7:23:41 AM PDT by IbJensen (You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I can’t wait. Some thought 2010 was a flash in the pan. They aint seen nothing yet.


16 posted on 07/27/2011 7:25:13 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Sonny M

ah, yes, I remember hearing that now...thanks for the reminder.

But back to the point: Lugar is going down!


17 posted on 07/27/2011 7:33:00 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: ZULU

Lugar is from Indiana, not Ohio. We do have Party Line ballots.


18 posted on 07/27/2011 7:42:30 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

True. On top of that I am pretty sure Lugar is either senile at this point or bat-shit crazy. He makes absolutely no sense and has sold out on issue after issue to the Obamaites.

I am hoping the polls get worse and he just bows out before the primary, deciding to ‘spend more time with his family.’ With these early poll numbers, he is going to have a difficult time keeping his seat.


19 posted on 07/27/2011 7:44:31 AM PDT by ilgipper (political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Locally, here in Indiana, Lugar’s been running commercials talking about how fiscally conservative he’s been during his tenure in Washington. Showing lots of old footage of him and Ronald Reagan...he’s hoping voters will forget what he’s been like lately.


20 posted on 07/27/2011 7:52:14 AM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Lou L

I’ve also seen the commercials. I have news for him. We will not forget his crappy votes the last 10+ years.


21 posted on 07/27/2011 7:54:54 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

It’s almost time for Don Merideth to sing, “turn out the lights, the party’s over.”


22 posted on 07/27/2011 8:00:46 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: tennmountainman

I have not voted for Lugar in years... just passed that seat up when I was voting. So glad to see that he is FINALLY being challenged! That was one of my big complaints to the RNC when they would call me for a donation. Told them that as long as they continued to support these losers and not give us a Conservative choice, they’d not get my money. All I got was “ahhh, well.....”


23 posted on 07/27/2011 8:13:45 AM PDT by southernindymom
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I hope Lugar loses. I think he’s a lib.

It will be VERY hard to overcome the advantage an incumbent has when there is a Party Line Ballot in a primary unless the incumbent screws up seriously or the challenger is far ahead. The Party Bosses in each County are generally beholden to the incumbent and he/sje gets the Party Line. A lot of registered voters just go in and cast a primary ballot for the Pary Line Candidate.


24 posted on 07/27/2011 8:20:50 AM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Looks like Lugie is gonna pretend to be a conservative for the next few months.

He should take lessons from McLame - it worked just fine down in AZ.
25 posted on 07/27/2011 8:26:57 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I’ll vote for Mourdock - hope he gets it. But I’m not holding my breath. This is the state that put Coats and Bayh in office...Repeatedly.


26 posted on 07/27/2011 8:30:45 AM PDT by opus86
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

At the Hendricks County Fair, the GOP booth was handing out Lugar stickers, etc. I had to go the the TEA Party booth to get the petitions, yard signs, stickers and sign up for volunteer work for Mourdock.

The Indiana GOP is an old-boy network, and Coats (the POS) election is a prime example. May we can finish off the the old GOP here in Indiana.


27 posted on 07/27/2011 8:38:12 AM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Maelstorm

I agree. It was the Tea Party’s first go-round. We’ll be even more organized with better candidates this time.

One BIG caveat, however: if Romney is the presidential nominee, all bets are off.


28 posted on 07/27/2011 8:50:46 AM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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To: ilgipper
He did a few somewhat in depth interviews with Greta a few months ago. He looks old, tried...

I think his poll numbers will only worsen, and during the debates..and he'll have to debate, he will come off very bad..no..he's gone, and he and Hatch can open an office in DC together

29 posted on 07/27/2011 9:04:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

I got a call from a pollster a couple of days ago asking if I was going to vote in the 2012 Republican primary here and I told him “Heck yes!”. He then asked if I was going to vote for tea party backed Richard Mourdock, or incumbent Dick Lugar. I didn’t even hesitate for a millisecond when I said “Mourdock”.

He then informed me he was calling for Dick Lugar and asked what I thought was the most important issue in Washington today. When I told him “the debt crisis” he seemed to like that answer, but then I quickly followed it up with “Second only to term limits of course.” He thanked me for my time and hung up.


30 posted on 07/27/2011 9:55:40 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: ZULU
"The Party Bosses in each County are generally beholden to the incumbent and he/sje gets the Party Line."

HA! Its the local committeeman and county county chairs that want his ass out pronto. My mother is a committeeman in our county, and they all admit its time for new blood in his seat. Lugar will not be getting the support he's enjoyed before at the county level.

31 posted on 07/27/2011 10:06:15 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

That’s good news.


32 posted on 07/27/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT by ZULU (Crapo, Coburn and Chambliss are a herd of renegade RINOs.)
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To: indylindy; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; justiceseeker93; randita; perfect_rovian_storm; ..

This is excellent news. I look forward to sending Lugar packing. I intend to get a “Mourdock for Senate” yard sign next year.


33 posted on 07/27/2011 3:50:51 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Why wait ? Get the sign now and enlighten neighbors.


34 posted on 07/27/2011 4:17:39 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: PhiloBedo

I want to correct this: It wasn’t the TEA Party booth, but rather the Hendricks County GOP (we talked alot about the TEA Party, there). The state GOP booth was backing Lugar.


35 posted on 07/27/2011 8:16:16 PM PDT by PhiloBedo
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To: Clintonfatigued
Dick Lugar... yet ANOTHER walking example why we need term limits. Normally, people retire at 65. But U.S. Senators stick around til they're in their 80s and get carried out of office feet first. Robert Byrd hung around so I believe he became a Senator before 7 of his colleagues were even born!
36 posted on 07/27/2011 8:32:05 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: BillyBoy

Only 7? ;d That chamber needs to get younger.


37 posted on 07/28/2011 12:58:10 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget

Great screen name.


38 posted on 07/28/2011 1:00:51 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Thanks.


39 posted on 07/28/2011 5:09:44 AM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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