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Romney stumps for Indiana tea party Senate candidate Mourdock
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 4, 2012 | by Seema Mehta

Posted on 08/04/2012 4:20:46 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Mitt Romney stumped for tea party Senate candidate Richard Mourdock here on Saturday, arguing that as president he will need such supporters in Washington to help him enact policies to restore fiscal order.

Mourdock introduced Romney, noting he had done so four years ago when Romney came to Indiana stumping for 2008 Republican nominee John McCain.

“He is back and he’s here in part because he’s the ultimate team player, and politics is all about being a team. This is not a solo sport,” Mourdock said. “And for that purpose alone, governor, thank you so much for coming here and supporting our candidacy today.”

Romney shook hands and ordered a pulled chicken sandwich, Mourdock noted that he was proud to stand beside his party’s standard-bearer.

“It’s funny, my opponent Joe Donnelly doesn’t want to be seen with their candidate,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: election2012; in2012; mourdock; richardmourdock; romney; teaparty

1 posted on 08/04/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is Romney supporting/campaigning for GOP nominee Cruz in Texas?


2 posted on 08/04/2012 4:33:17 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: entropy12

He doesn’t need to..Cruz is a sure winner.


3 posted on 08/04/2012 4:36:03 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: MEG33

I figured that in red Texas, but am curious if Romney is openly supporting (if not actively campaigning) for solid conservative candidates in coming election.


4 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Please tell me that Joe Donnelly won't be running for his House seat at the same time he is running for the Senate. Donnelly is another one of those Democrats who claims to be pro-life, except when it comes to actually casting a vote. And in that case, the culture of death reigns.

Donnelly had a chance to vote 'YES' towards having the Hyde Amendment added to the ObamaTax bill. And at a time when his vote really mattered, he voted 'NO'. I will be glad to see him go.

5 posted on 08/04/2012 4:44:57 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: entropy12

I sure hope so!


6 posted on 08/04/2012 4:47:44 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hoodat

Here is the IN District 2 slate:

Brendan Mullen D
Joseph Wayne Ruiz Libertarian
Jackie Walorski R


7 posted on 08/04/2012 4:55:54 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: entropy12

Are you saying Mourdock is not a solid conservative?


8 posted on 08/04/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Pontius Pilate 'voters' are arrogant, delusional, lilly-livered collaborators.)
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To: newzjunkey

If he’s saying, or implying, that he is wrong. Mourdock IS a solid conservative. I’m looking forward to seeing him in the Senate next year along with a new crop of true conservative Republican senators. This past Tuesday Ted Cruz joined the list of those true conservatives. And this coming Tuesday, if the Republican primary voters do the RIGHT thing, Sarah Steelman will also be joining this illustrious group.

So you lucky Missourians, get out the vote for Sarah next Tuesday!


9 posted on 08/04/2012 5:30:23 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sounds to me as though Romney is trying by association to tap the power of Palin influence?


10 posted on 08/04/2012 5:38:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: MustKnowHistory

Hopefully, we can move the state delegation from 6-3 GOP to 8-1 GOP. Does Walorski have a good shot?


11 posted on 08/04/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: rockinqsranch

Which is a smart move. I don’t think Palin will rest until Obama is defeated.


12 posted on 08/04/2012 6:06:10 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Hoodat

It’ll be 7R-2D (we’re unlikely to defeat either Visclosky in the 1st or Andre X in the 7th). Walorski almost won last time, and one reason Donnelly didn’t want to run again. She should take it this time.


13 posted on 08/04/2012 6:36:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Woot.


14 posted on 08/04/2012 7:55:38 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: Hoodat
"Please tell me that Joe Donnelly won't be running for his House seat at the same time he is running for the Senate."

No, it's Walorski [R] v. Mullen [D] -- this is an open seat pickup that had better happen, because (a) she nearly beat Douchebag Donnelly last time; (b) the recent redistricting was very GOPositive; and (c) the GOPrimary drew 60K voters while the Dems only drew 20K.

15 posted on 08/04/2012 8:38:51 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NV o/r IA = 271EV)
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To: entropy12
Is Romney supporting/campaigning for GOP nominee Cruz in Texas?

Are you supporting/campaigning for Obama in Hell?

16 posted on 08/05/2012 3:41:49 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now if he picks Pawlenty or Portman as his vp, and continues to keep Gov Palin from convention speaking roll, then he is in trouble


17 posted on 08/05/2012 5:40:08 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
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To: Hoodat

Walorski is a valid candidate. If my memory is correct, she ran against Donnelly in 2010 and almost won, but there was a libertarian on the ballot who received like 5% of the vote.

I think she does have a valid shot this year, but I live in IN 4 and Todd Rokita is my rep.


18 posted on 08/05/2012 9:41:27 AM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Giving credit where credit is due: willard did the right and honorable thing.

That said, I still intend to vote for Virgil.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 10:02:25 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: newzjunkey

Never said or implied that Mourdock is not conservative.
What my question implied is that if Romney is supporting conservative candidates such as Cruz, then it is encouraging news. If Romney is against Cruz, Mourdock etc, that is not good news.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT by entropy12 (Hate is the most insidious emotion, it will encourage cancer cells in your body.)
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To: entropy12

Is Romney supporting/campaigning for GOP nominee Cruz in Texas?

Romney has spent little time in Texas, he has made some fund raising stops, he will win Texas without much of a fight. Since my vote is not needed for a Texas win I will be writing in my first choice Palin.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 11:43:32 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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To: rockinqsranch

Sounds to me as though Romney is trying by association to tap the power of Palin influence?

Say what you will about Mittens he didn’t get to the level of success in business and politics without recognizing trends. He can not win without the base and Palin is a large part of the base and her opinion/endorsement help push conservative candidates over the top.
Palin is stacking Congress with an A team of strong conservative leaders who will be shaping future policy and righting the nation’s drifting financial ship for years to come. When the time comes favors mean a lot in DC.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 11:53:39 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Giving credit where credit is due: willard did the right and honorable thing.

That said, I still intend to vote for Virgil.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 2:55:17 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Vote for willard. Because "our" pro-abort, anti-gun socialist is SO much better than theirs.)
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To: WilliamRobert

Whether Sarah gets a speaking slot at the Convention or not, she will eventually come out for Romney. To not do so would hurt her to badly politically. She could still be the nominee in 2016.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 9:40:36 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: RKBA Democrat; All

I’m not voting FOR anyone for President this year..... But, I am voting AGAINST someone.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 9:43:21 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Hoodat

“Please tell me that Joe Donnelly won’t be running for his House seat at the same time he is running for the Senate.”

He’s not, and Republicans are likely to win it.


26 posted on 08/07/2012 6:06:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; unkus; hoosiermama; Elsie; ...

With Romney pulling away from Obama in Indiana, this can only help.


27 posted on 08/07/2012 6:08:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Hoodat; MustKnowHistory

Walorski WILL win but Andre Carson is going nowhere. 7-2.


28 posted on 08/07/2012 6:53:41 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Hoodat; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT

I don’t think it’s legal to run for US House and Senate at the same time.

Some states let you run for VP (and by extension P as well I guess) and Congress at the same time (Benson, Lieberman).


29 posted on 08/07/2012 6:56:57 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Carson is dangerous because he’s in a guaranteed seat and young (38).

He’ll work his way up the seniority ladder and be a committee chair when the Dems next take the House.

This is how people like Pelosi and Waxman did it.


30 posted on 08/07/2012 6:59:19 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Impy

I believe that such rules only apply to Republicans. In 2000, Joe Lieberman ran for both Vice President and US Senate. Joe Biden did the same thing in 2008.


31 posted on 08/07/2012 8:35:21 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

They don’t, but no Republican Senator up for reelection in a state that allows it has ever been nominated for VP.

But House and Senate at the same time is just ridiculous, that’s can’t be legal in any state.


32 posted on 08/07/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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