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 maintaining about 61 percent of the vote.
Lugar was the ranking Republican member on several prestige committees, including the Foreign Relations Committee.
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
Six term Republican Richard Lugar was defeated tonight by tea party favorite Richard Mourdock. NBC Politics reported: NBC News has declared Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in the Indiana Senate primary. Mourdock defeated si... Read Post