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THE TEA PARTY IS ALIVE: Insurgent Conservative Is Crushing Establishment GOP Senator Dick Lugar

For proof that the Tea Party can still influence a Republican election, take a look at the incredible situation going on in the Indiana Republican race for a U.S. Senate seat. Introducing Richard Mourdock, the Indiana State Treasurer, the Republican challenger and Tea Party darling who's running against Dick Lugar, the third-most senior member of the Senate. Lugar has served since 1976.
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Here's Why Dick Lugar Lost His Senate Seat After 36 Years

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

Longitme Republican Senator Dick Lugar was defeated by Tea-Party backed challenger Richard Mourdock in the Indiana GOP primary last night. Lugar's stature in Washington couldn't have been higher, but his political stock had seriousl... Read Post

THE TEA PARTY IS BACK: Here's How They Beat Dick Lugar

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

In January 2011, Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo had dinner with a then-little known candidate who was preparing to become the tea party's Republican alternative in the Indiana U.S. Senate race. Richard Mourdock, Indiana's St... Read Post

MOURDOCK WINS: Tea Party Insurgency Takes Out Six-Term Senator Dick Lugar

Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

NBC News has called it, Tea Party-backed insurgent Richard Mourdock has defeated six-term Republican Indiana Senator Richard Lugar in the Republican primary. With only about 20 percent of districts reporting, Mourdock was maintainin... Read Post


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