(CNN) – In the race to gain control of the U.S. Senate for Republicans, the conservative group Crossroads backed by Karl Rove released a series of ads Tuesday assailing Democratic candidates for Senate in key battleground states.
The $5.5 million ad buy hits five Senate candidates in states thought to be in the balance for which party controls the upper chamber come November-Florida, Virginia, Nevada, Ohio and Indiana. The ads will run Tuesday for a week on cable and broadcast.
Evansville, Indiana (CNN) - Mitt Romney will likely win Indiana in November but Saturday he visited the Hoosier state to help the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Richard Mourdock.
The presumptive presidential nominee also attended a fund-raiser that included former Vice President Dan Quayle and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from neighboring Kentucky.
(CNN) - A controversial Indiana law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood is unacceptable because it denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, according to a federal hearing officer.
In June 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services ruled the state law, which would alter the way Medicaid is run in Indiana, violates federal laws, making it unacceptable.
(CNN) – Whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this week on the health care law, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana was certainly prepared with a response.
Four different videos were prematurely uploaded last week to YouTube, each one featuring Mourdock's official reaction to a slate of potential outcomes in the health care ruling.
Washington (CNN) - An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove that's already spending big bucks to put up television commercials critical of President Barack Obama is now going up with ads in three crucial U.S. Senate races.
Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads announced Thursday they will spend $1.12 million to run spots statewide on broadcast TV and cable in Indiana, Montana, and New Mexico.
Washington (CNN) – After a bruising primary fight, defeated six-term incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar has no plans to campaign on behalf of his former rival.
But the Indiana senator on Sunday said he has offered advice about how to be a “constructive senator” to Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee.
(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will be the first top name Republican to team up in person with Richard Mourdock, the two-term Indiana state treasurer who soundly defeated longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in last week's GOP Senate primary.
A Rubio aide confirmed to CNN that the first term senator, who's popular with Republican and conservative voters, will headline a fundraiser for Mourdock on June 4 in Carmel, Indiana.
Washington (CNN) - With longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar going down in defeat, Democrats were quick to paint the conservative candidate who beat him in Indiana's primary as "too extreme."
The result in Indiana was what Democrats had hoped for, but as the old proverb goes: "Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true."FULL STORY
(CNN) – Fresh off his Republican primary victory Tuesday, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said he doesn't anticipate successful compromise in the Senate and hopes bipartisanship will be defined as Democrats backing the Republican agenda following the 2012 elections.
"I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy and get America moving again," Mourdock said Wednesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
Indianapolis (CNN) - Indiana voters retired Dick Lugar on Tuesday after 36 years in the Senate, punishing him for the qualities he considered assets: seniority, expertise in foreign policy and a penchant for bipartisan cooperation.
Hoosier Republicans overwhelmingly chose to replace Lugar with Richard Mourdock, a longtime GOP operative who benefited from manpower and money from tea party activists and outside groups determined to topple the six-term veteran.FULL STORY