Skip to comments.Sen. Richard Lugar to seek re-election in 2012
Posted on 01/18/2011 11:16:55 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Sen. Richard Lugar plans to seek a re-election in 2012.
Lugar spokesman Mark Helmke said Tuesday that Lugar plans to run a vigorous campaign and is committed to winning a seventh term representing Indiana in the Senate.
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Mitch Daniels could kick his butt.
Another RINO that needs dumped in the primaries.
Is he gonna move to New York?
Seek and you will not find.
No more RINOs
And the tea party in Indiana intends to run a vigorous campaign to see that someone opens a can of whoop-ass on “Dick” during the primary.
He’s addicted to the good life...time for rehab, Dick.
Target ?? No Target ??
Lugar needs to be primary-ed in the worst way...
We've been trying to boot this RINO for at least 20 years in my memory.
The trouble we keep running into is he runs UNOPPOSED in the primary. NO ONE EVER runs against him.
With much prayer and crossed fingers here's hoping that the Tea Party does in fact run someone against him in 2012. It would be a first since I've been voting (and I first voted in 1976).
OK Indiana folks, Me think lugar a typical long time “RINO”?
Is this accurate? I’ve been wrong before.
And is there a true conservative hanging around waiting to kick him to the curb in the primaries?????
And that means not another old hack...
Just got done talking to the local Tea Party organizer here in the community and he says that the various and sundry Tea Parties are planning a state-wide conference to discuss “primarying” the Dickster.
Both Pence and Daniels could kick his butt however both of those guys will need the big Republican money if they choose to go for the brass ring and therefore can’t afford to piss off the old line supporters of Lugar.
Dick Lugar will get a primary opponent.
His name is Richard Mourdock!
I cannot wait to see the fight!
The senile ol'bastard needs to retire - NOW!
Lugar is another John Danforth. Drifting further to the left with every passing year. He’ll lose the nomination and pull either a Murkowski or a Specter. He’s used the GOP to get where he is but he’ll knife it as soon as he loses their support. Senate seats are like little fiefdoms and the Senators care more about their personal empire than party.
From your keyboard to God's ears! The numero uno thing we need to do is unite behind ONE candidate and ONE only. If 6 or 8 guys throw their hats in the ring and then divide the vote.....Lugar will sail right into re-election.
We need to pick one viable strong conservative and go with it.
We are committed to seeing that Lugar is set out to pasture.
Mitch Daniels worked for Lugar when he was Mayor of the Circle City. My Dad worked for Lugar. Gotta watch Lugar. He has photographic memory and never forgets. Can site word for word speeches he wrote 25 years ago. Amazing guy. Not that I agree with his political views but I know he is a Patriot.
And we all know what kind of people vote in primaries!
I wonder if he has any idea what is coming his way!
He maybe used to be a Patriot, but lately he's been voting more like a red marxist. START treay and LOST treaty are 2 very decidedly anti-patriot votes he's cast in recent years that come to mind. And anyone one votes to cut missile defense or gut our national sovereignty is NO PATRIOT in my book. I don't care how you spin it, those votes are not patriotism, they are borderline treason.
I have not followed tricky Dick since the early 70’s. I trust you more than him but I was amazed at his photographic memory. Then he seemed to me to be a patriot but now looking at his voting record I see what you mean...
A vigorous campaign eh? He’s phoned in the last two. Guess the Tea Party gunning for him, oops, can stay that, has got him spooked.
I got a petition form from him. He wants me to go out and sign people up for him. I intend to mark it, with a big red Sharpie. - RETIRE! - and send it back.
Addiction, their is something going on here. Look how many Reps and Senators that are old that can't or won't leave; Levin, Dingell, McCain, Spectre, he had to be booted. Now look how many died in Office, Kennedy, Byrd etc.
Their is something wrong with this picture.
Everyone talks about addictions to Drugs, Alcohol etc. We have people here IMHO that may have a new one, an addiction to Power.
IMHO Lugar has now entered this category. It is time for a Hoosier of Stature to run against him and retire him in the primaries via beating him for the nomination, when he doesn't have the common sense to do it on his own.
Any relation to that piece of crap Paul Helmke?
I hope someone challenges Lugar. Hostettler?
A poorly titled local piece from last week.....
The Tea Party people were less than thrilled about the Dan Coats nomination, he said. They realize it would be a better position to narrow the field and have a one-on-one race against Lugar.
Fettig said if the Tea Party groups cant agree on a single candidate in 2012, then it will not be possible to defeat Lugar in 2012.
He’ll be targeted by the Tea Parties....which he should be!
She will? I hope someone defeats her.
Perhaps a REAL Indiana conservative can replace Ms. Lugar.
I will personally move to Indiana to work on the campaign of whoever the Tea Party puts up against this RINO.
He needs a primary challenger.
Must really like tapping his feet in those congressional bathroom stalls.
As a RINO or a democrat?
“Republican Sen. Richard Lugar” — ? — there’s more than one Richard Lugar in the Senate?
Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
Please, Hoosiers, vote this RINO bum out.
I hope he loses.
It's not new at all. It's as old as the existence of creation.
He needs to have a conversation with Kent Conrad and Lieberman.
you understand that he and Mitch are close ideologically,right?
Set out to pasture? OMG! You’re inciting cruelty! ;>)
Throw. Him. Out.
He’s 78-years-old. Time to retire.
“If Lugar loses in primary, he is DONE. Indiana has a sore loser law which prevents him from running after the primary.”
As for who should challenge Lugar (and I agree that it’s a question of who should challenge him, not if we should challenge him), I just hope that it’s one candidate, not two or three of them. If two conservatives challenge Lugar he will slide by easily.