Over a year before primary, battle over Lugar heats up
March 25th, 2011
09:12 AM ET
3 years ago

Over a year before primary, battle over Lugar heats up

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Richard Lugar • Tea Party movement
Lugar questions U.S. involvement in Libya
March 20th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
3 years ago

Lugar questions U.S. involvement in Libya

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."
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Filed under: Libya • Richard Lugar
Lugar and Hatch come calling on FreedomWorks
March 2nd, 2011
04:22 PM ET
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Lugar and Hatch come calling on FreedomWorks

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.
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Filed under: FreedomWorks • Orrin Hatch • Richard Lugar
Key GOP Senators Oppose Idea to Arm Opposition in Libya
February 28th, 2011
08:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Key GOP Senators Oppose Idea to Arm Opposition in Libya

(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.
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Filed under: Lindsey Graham • Richard Lugar • Susan Collins
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