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Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]
YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT by Steelfish

Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News

Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race.

Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of anti-tax stalwart Grover Norquist, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Lugar is endorsed by Arizona Sen. John McCain and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.

Unlike his support of John Bruning in the Nebraska senate race, which Santorum announced via press release Thursday, his backing of Mourdock was a much more under the radar affair with just the tweet of support.

Santorum has said campaigning for and supporting conservatives in House and Senate races will be part of his next venture since leaving the GOP presidential primary.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Arizona; US: Indiana; US: Minnesota; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: alaska; arizona; dicklugar; endorsement; endorsementgames; grovernorquist; indiana; johnbruning; johnmccain; meaningless; michelebachmann; minnesota; mitchdaniels; nebraska; richardlugar; richardmourdock; ricksantorum; santorum; sarahpalin

1 posted on 05/05/2012 10:11:58 AM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Tells you pretty much what you need to know about McCain.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 10:20:41 AM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: Steelfish

Mitt Romney needs to endorse someone.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 10:23:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Steelfish

I know who won’t be commenting on this thread.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Steelfish

McCain again..


5 posted on 05/05/2012 10:44:45 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Steelfish

I want to wake up Wednesday morning and find that Dick Lugar has been defeated. This would just make my day.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 10:54:44 AM PDT by KirbDog
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Took a dive in 2008, because like Luger he wants to die in his senate seat. An old ham who won’t give up the limelight. No one over the age of 80 should sit in the Senate.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 10:55:11 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: cripplecreek

Where’s Newt Gingrich on this important conservative race?

Maybe he is silent so he can pick up more Freddie Mac contracts. Maybe he is afraid the GOPe will withhold future contacts if he sides with Mourdock vs the GOPe candidate Lugar. Newt’s silence speaks volumes.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 11:01:32 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Steelfish

But, of course, Newtbots here will tell you that Santorum is no better than Romney.


9 posted on 05/05/2012 11:02:08 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: OrangeHoof; tennmountainman

Newtbots all fell over the cliff. He took them all for quite a ride and his quixotic campaign gave us Romney.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 11:07:55 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: wastedyears

...and Mitch Daniels.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 11:08:46 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: RobbyS

2 terms is enough too!


12 posted on 05/05/2012 11:13:25 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: tennmountainman

Newt, yes, but also where is Palin and Bachmann.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 11:13:42 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Steelfish

I thought Newt was a Tea Party guy. U know, a different guy from the one that supported Dede in NY23. Hoffman was really the pre Tea Party candidate. Newt supported Dede.

I thought Tea party candidates were supposed to support other credible Tea Party candidates. Maybe Newt is still a GOPe man, so he can get some more GOPe contracts.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 11:15:24 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: fish hawk

Palin and Bachmann have already come out to support Mourdock.


15 posted on 05/05/2012 11:17:25 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: wastedyears
Tells you pretty much what you need to know about McCain.

Tells you more about Daniels.

I was wondering why state-controlled media was pushing him.

Actually, I took it as a hint.

16 posted on 05/05/2012 11:26:29 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: OrangeHoof
Sweater Vest wresting lawyer endorsed Arlen Specter, you know, the guy that switched parties and was the deciding vote in the Senate for Obamacare.

He's a degenerate coward snake in the grass who took Romney money to stay in the race long enough to take out Gingrich, wouldn't even run in his own home state because he would lose (real Presidential material there) and is now making pretend he is Tea Party.

And the gullible continue to be gullible.

17 posted on 05/05/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Rome2000

Why has Newt been AWOL on Mourdocks endorsement?

Unlike Romney, I thought Newt presented himself as a Tea Party Guy. So why hasn’t he endorsed Mourdock, a CREDIBLE Tea Party candidate.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 11:42:46 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: tennmountainman

Great, thanks, I haven’t been keeping up to date on this one.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 11:59:06 AM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: fish hawk

No problem. Just google palin, Bachmann, Mourdock.

Palin endorsed Mourdock about 5 hours before a Major GOPe Super-Pac pulled their ads for Lugar.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: wastedyears

Yep! Too bad Palin had to drag his campaign down like that! /sarc


21 posted on 05/05/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: fish hawk
Newt, yes, but also where is Palin and Bachmann.

Umm, out front - leading like they always do.

22 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:35 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Rome2000; tennmountainman; skeeter

Santorum won 11 states and over 3 m votes on a shoe-string budget. Newt with baggage enough to sink a fleet of cruise liners siphoned off votes to hand Romney a win in MI (3% margin) and in OH (under 1% margin). Now, let the Newtbots pays off his debt.

The ONLY reason Santorum backed Arlen Specter was that he’d be the new Chair of the Judiciary Committee and would help pilot folks like Alito and Roberts toward Senate confirmation. The Newtbots know this but they still keep repeating the lie.

Newt never had a chance in a million of capturing the nomination, but like lemmings the Newtbots followed him over the cliff.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Rome2000
He's a degenerate coward snake in the grass who took Romney money to stay in the race long enough to take out Gingrich

Har. Oh to see the world through your eyes.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: wastedyears

who cares about whut them stooges johnny n mitch think i want to know who dat brain gal mehgum is a backin....


25 posted on 05/05/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: tennmountainman

‘Palin already c[a]me out support[ing] Mourdock’

SARAH ....so goes SARAH so goes the Party.....she’ our brainy..... classy barometer....

KEEP ‘ON KEEPIN’ ON, SARAH!


26 posted on 05/05/2012 3:34:36 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Steelfish

“Lugar is endorsed by Arizona Sen. John McCain and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels.”

Of course. They are both GOP establishment types and “moderates.”

“When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) called on conservatives to declare a “truce” on social issues and “agree to disagree,” he clearly “shot himself in the foot” and ended his presidential prospects.”

excerpt http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/social_issues_are_not_going_away_in_2012.html


27 posted on 05/05/2012 10:36:04 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: Steelfish

“..The Newtbots know this but they still keep repeating the lie.”

Many of them have acted just like libDems - repeating a lie over and over so it sounds like the truth.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 10:58:41 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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