Skip to comments.Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]
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.
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Tells you pretty much what you need to know about McCain.
Mitt Romney needs to endorse someone.
I know who won’t be commenting on this thread.
I want to wake up Wednesday morning and find that Dick Lugar has been defeated. This would just make my day.
Took a dive in 2008, because like Luger he wants to die in his senate seat. An old ham who wont give up the limelight. No one over the age of 80 should sit in the Senate.
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.
But, of course, Newtbots here will tell you that Santorum is no better than Romney.
Newtbots all fell over the cliff. He took them all for quite a ride and his quixotic campaign gave us Romney.
...and Mitch Daniels.
2 terms is enough too!
Newt, yes, but also where is Palin and Bachmann.
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.
Palin and Bachmann have already come out to support Mourdock.
Tells you more about Daniels.
I was wondering why state-controlled media was pushing him.
Actually, I took it as a hint.
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.
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.
Great, thanks, I haven’t been keeping up to date on this one.
No problem. Just google palin, Bachmann, Mourdock.
Palin endorsed Mourdock about 5 hours before a Major GOPe Super-Pac pulled their ads for Lugar.
Yep! Too bad Palin had to drag his campaign down like that! /sarc
Umm, out front - leading like they always do.
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.
Har. Oh to see the world through your eyes.
who cares about whut them stooges johnny n mitch think i want to know who dat brain gal mehgum is a backin....
‘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!
“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.”
“..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.