Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot
February 24th, 2012
01:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Santorum will appear on Indiana primary ballot

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will now appear on the Indiana primary ballot.

The state's election commission voted Friday to put the former Pennsylvania senator on the ballot after the Republican Party in the state ruled in early February that he failed to file enough signatures to qualify for the state's May 8 contest.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Rick Santorum
February 22nd, 2012
07:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Indiana lawmaker: Girl Scouts in league with Planned Parenthood

(CNN) – An Indiana lawmaker who opposes celebrating the centennial anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America says the group "sexualizes" young girls, promotes homosexuality and is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.

In a letter sent to members of the Republican Caucus, Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris said many parents were "abandoning the Girl Scouts because they promote homosexual lifestyles."

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Filed under: Indiana • Planned Parenthood
Lugar challenger gets help from conservative group
February 14th, 2012
11:22 AM ET
3 years ago

Lugar challenger gets help from conservative group

Washington (CNN) – Prominent conservative group Club for Growth threw its support Tuesday behind Richard Mourdock in his quest to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Dick Lugar.

The group's president, Chris Chocola, wrote an opinion piece in National Review Online calling for a "fiscal conservative" to represent Indiana, a mantle he said Lugar cannot claim.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Indiana • Republicans • Richard Lugar • Senate
Santorum campaign says it has more signatures for Indiana ballot
February 6th, 2012
01:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum campaign says it has more signatures for Indiana ballot

(CNN) - Rick Santorum's campaign said Monday an internal review had found enough valid petition signatures to challenge the former Pennsylvania senator's exclusion from the ballot in Indiana.

"We found 49 petition signers who were incorrectly rejected by Marion County board of election officials. We expect a speedy recertification. And we are confident we will be on the Indiana ballot," Santorum spokesman Hogan Gidley said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Rick Santorum
Lugar fights back on questions about residency
February 3rd, 2012
09:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Lugar fights back on questions about residency

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana responded Friday to recent reports that show he doesn’t live in the state he’s been representing for more than 35 years.

The longtime senator told CNN he maintains a residence for “political purposes” in Indianapolis but doesn’t live at the physical address-staying in hotels around the state, instead.
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Filed under: Dick Lugar • Indiana • Senate
Lugar: I'm the Republicans' best chance
December 25th, 2011
08:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Lugar: I'm the Republicans' best chance

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Dick Lugar said Sunday Republicans should support his candidacy if they want to hold onto his Indiana Senate seat in 2012.

The six-term senator, who may face a difficult reelection due to a challenge from the right, used recent Republican Senate losses in Nevada and Colorado to expose the flaws in tea party-backed candidates.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Richard Lugar • TV-State of the Union
Former Reality TV Contestant Runs for Office
October 26th, 2011
07:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Former Reality TV Contestant Runs for Office

Washington (CNN) – A former "Survivor" contestant is throwing his hat in the ring to be Indiana's next governor.

Rupert Boneham, a participant in three separate seasons, most notably the winner of the "fan favorite" contest in the show's 20th season, is seeking the nomination of the state's Libertarian Party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mitch Daniels
First on CNN: Major tea party group backs Lugar challenger
September 28th, 2011
05:51 PM ET
3 years ago

First on CNN: Major tea party group backs Lugar challenger

(CNN) - A leading national tea party group Thursday will endorse a conservative candidate who is primary challenging longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana.

CNN's learned that the Tea Party Express will endorse state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a news conference in Indiana.
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Filed under: Dick Lugar • Indiana • Tea Party Express
Sen. Lugar won't attend conservative convention in Indiana
September 8th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Sen. Lugar won't attend conservative convention in Indiana

(CNN) - An Indiana group called Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate will hold a straw poll later this month to endorse a GOP candidate to primary challenge longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar.

The group tells CNN that their convention will be held on September 24th in Greenfield, Indiana and that it will include both a convention style format and a straw poll, with two delegates each from 55 tea party groups from across the state voting. Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate will make their Senate endorsement based on the results of the straw poll vote.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Lugar • Indiana • Republicans
Ad wars heating up in Indiana GOP Senate battle
July 20th, 2011
10:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Ad wars heating up in Indiana GOP Senate battle

(CNN) - Longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is highlighting what could be his biggest liability as he battles for a seventh term in office.

In his first television commercial of his 2012 reelection bid, Lugar touts himself as a needed veteran GOP leader who is battling back alongside rookie Republican lawmakers against the Obama administration, saying in the spot that "I hope you'll agree that a veteran, fighting alongside our new recruits, will help."
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Indiana • Richard Lugar • Senate
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