(CNN) – An election commission in Indianapolis ruled Thursday that Sen. Richard Lugar is ineligible to vote in his former precinct, a blow to the Republican who has been battling residency questions amid a primary battle for reelection.
The Marion County Election Board voted 2-1 against Lugar and his wife in a vote along party lines, according to Angie Nussmeyer, a spokesperson for the board.
(CNN) - Sen. Dick Lugar, the third most senior member of the Senate, triumphed Friday over challenges to his eligibility to pursue re-election as a candidate from Indiana because he no longer has a home there.
Lugar, who has lived in McLean, Virginia, since the sale of his Indianapolis home in 1977, had insisted that residency was not an issue for him since the Indiana state constitution stipulates he only had to be a resident to run for Senate during his first campaign.
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.
(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.
(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."
(CNN) - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said Thursday that President Barack Obama was able to outline the next phase of America's strategy in Afghanistan "from a position of strength."
The U.S. mission in Afghanistan is at a "historic transition point" because U.S. forces have met their major goals there, the Massachusetts Democrat said.
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly announced Monday morning that he's running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Dick Lugar.
"I want to take the fight for American jobs and opportunities to the United States Senate. I want to make sure that the voices of hard working Hoosiers are heard in the U.S. Senate," Donnelly said in a video message to supporters.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Richard Lugar continued on Sunday to question what Pakistan knew in the lead-up to Osama bin Laden's capture, saying it seems "logical" that people in the country were aware of his location.
"It appears to me very logical that if Osama bin Laden was in that home for six years of time, in a group of people that were connected with the military, then a lot of people in Pakistan knew about his whereabouts," the Indiana senator said on CNN's "State of the Union."'
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, on Sunday outlined his own plan for the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan, saying the removal of 10,000 to 25,000 troops after about 18 months would “satisfy our ability to fight terror.”
The Indiana senator said he would like to see more carefully defined objectives from the administration regarding U.S. troops in Afghanistan. A target date of 2014 was set by the Obama administration for ending U.S. and NATO combat in the country.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, who faces a primary challenge next year, says his re-election campaign brought in nearly $1 million so far this year.
In an email release Monday, Lugar reports raising nearly $974,000 in the first quarter of 2011, bringing his campaign's cash on hand to just over $3 million.