(CNN) - Members of a major national conservative grassroots organization team up with local tea party leaders in Indiana Friday to discuss strategy on how to defeat longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar in next year's GOP primary. The meeting comes as the senator reaches out Saturday to other local tea party activists in Indiana.
Officials from FreedomWorks will meet with leaders from Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate, which was formed last year by tea party and other conservative activists from across Indiana to find a consensus candidate to challenge Lugar in the primary, who already faces at least one opponent from the right.
Washington (CNN) – Senator Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, on Sunday questioned the decision by the United States to pursue military action in Libya without clearly defined objectives, and expressed concern over the role of the U.S. in Libya's future.
Lugar, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said, "Where does our involvement stop? This is why, before it begins, we ought to have a plan and we ought to have outcomes defined as to why American forces, American money are going to be at stake."
Washington (CNN) – Two long serving Republican senators who could face primary challenges from the right as they run for re-election next year both showed up Tuesday night at a reception held by a leading grassroots conservative organization.
Senators Orrin Hatch of Utah and Dick Lugar of Indiana separately attended the function, put on by FreedomWorks at their new headquarters, which is located just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol building.
(CNN) – Three key Republican senators said Monday they oppose a proposal by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, to arm rebels in Libya fighting Moammar Gadhafi. They had mixed thoughts on whether the United States should be involved in imposing a no-fly zone in that country to protect protestors from attacks by Libyan war planes.
“I would not suggest either of those courses for the moment,” said Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee who indicated U.S. involvement could lead to war.