Washington (CNN) - Richard Lugar had it all - a sterling global reputation, bipartisan respect, a fat campaign bank account and 36 years of Senate experience.
But somewhere along the line he forgot Tip O'Neill's old axiom: all politics is local.
(CNN) - Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will defeat U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar to win the Republican nomination for the seat Lugar has held since 1976, CNN projects. Lugar is the most senior Republican in the Senate.
(CNN) – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Republican primary in Indiana, CNN projects.
(CNN) – At the close of one of the toughest primary challenges dealt an incumbent this year, Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana argued in an interview Tuesday that he is one of the bright spots in a body many see dimly.
"The public as a whole may be unhappy with one party or the other, but they're very unhappy with the Congress as a whole for their inability to make decisions," Lugar told CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. "I'm a person who makes sure we do get on with it, that there is progress, and with personal vigor I argue with people.
(CNN) – Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has made an endorsement - but it's not the one Mitt Romney may be waiting for.
The former senator from Pennsylvania tweeted his support Friday for State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging the seat's long-time holder, Sen. Dick Lugar.
(CNN) – The latest poll in Indiana's hard-fought Republican Senate primary shows Sen. Dick Lugar, the most senior Republican in the U.S. Senate, facing a ten-point deficit against his challenger Richard Mourdock.
With Indiana voters set to hit the polls on Tuesday, the Howey-DePauw University survey showed Mourdock at 48% and Lugar at 38%. Those figures included respondents who said they were leaning toward a candidate, as well as people who said they were firm in their choice.
(CNN) - With less than four days before the Indiana Senate primary, incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar and his challenger Richard Mourdock made their closing arguments in new television ads released Friday - the final spots of a long, often-times ugly nomination battle.
"America faces serious challenges, but Hoosiers' courage and determination are unbreakable. It's this spirit that guides me every day in the Senate," Lugar says in the ad, "Spirit."
(CNN) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major conservative, pro-business group, is showing its support for Sen. Dick Lugar with hundreds of thousands of direct mail pieces, just days before the longtime senator faces his biggest primary challenge in 35 years.
In the flier, the group praises Lugar for supporting the Keystone pipeline, a proposal that Republicans argue would create thousands of private sector jobs but has faced heavy pushback from Democrats and the president over environmental concerns.
(CNN) - Add Rep. Michele Bachmann and anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist to the growing list of national conservatives supporting Richard Mourdock in his quest to unseat Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.
On Twitter, Bachmann announced Wednesday her endorsement of the Indiana state treasurer, less than a week before Mourdock and Lugar face off in the Republican primary.
(CNN) – The race for Indiana's Republican U.S. Senate nomination – already a scathing campaign – got a little uglier Tuesday, as incumbent GOP Sen. Dick Lugar hit rival Richard Mourdock on his record as the state's treasurer.
Indiana Republicans will choose next Tuesday between Lugar, the longest serving Republican in the Senate, and Mourdock, who has the support of major tea party and other conservative groups.