BREAKING: CNN projects Mourdock wins Senate primary in Indiana, ousts Lugar
May 8th, 2012
07:47 PM ET
11 years ago

BREAKING: CNN projects Mourdock wins Senate primary in Indiana, ousts Lugar

(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.

Filed under: Indiana • Richard Lugar
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  1. Larry L

    Republicans are punishing their candidates for not being radical enough and being willing to compromise for the good of the Nation. This will backfire in the general election where independent voters expect compromise and action – not the obstructionism we've seen from Republicans for over three years.

    May 8, 2012 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  2. ross Hoffman

    What a shame this is. Lugar is a true statesman and political diplomat. Once again, the Tea Party has brought havoc to the GOP. Shame, shame, shame.

    May 8, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Commentary

    And thus the GOP further tears itself limb from limb – faction from faction – in the face of what it calls "its most important election" this November.

    Congratulations, Republicans: you lost all semblance of coherence and efficiency as a party when you gave Gingrich, Perry, and Romney all closer shots to the White House than you did Jon Huntsman; now, you yourself get to squeeze the lemon juice in the wound when Romney gets trampled by his own party's fractured bickering.

    May 8, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  4. Optimist

    Sometimes people just stay in Washington way toooo long. We need term limits.

    May 8, 2012 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. B

    Another casualty of the Tea Party Express.

    May 8, 2012 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  6. enuff

    Be careful of what you wish for. You may not like what you get.

    May 8, 2012 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  7. Noble

    Well done

    May 8, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  8. John 316

    Say it's not so. Sorry chuck

    May 8, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  9. textee

    Poor Lugar was nearly as much of a darling of the uber, fundamentalist, leftist, extremist Washington/New York/American press corps as Chuck Hagel (RINO, France) was.

    May 8, 2012 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  10. vic , nashville ,tn

    Chamber of commerce, governor and republican establishment endorsement t didn’t work.

    May 8, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. hwt123

    The good ole boys of both parties are on notice...we the people are sick of the destruction of our civil liberties and our currency, the independent voters do not support the patriot act or NDAA or the rest of the bills that both parties are imposing.
    Obama and Mitt share the same policies,,,Ron Paul will be our next president and both parties are to blame for the mess this country is in...

    May 8, 2012 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  12. Kenny K

    That says a lot about the power and influence of GOP establishments nowadays.

    May 8, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  13. Tamara

    Love watching the GOP devour their own.

    May 8, 2012 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  14. GonzoinHouston

    So, GOP'ers, is the Tea Party a party in its own right or a branch of the Republican party? They seem to be playing it both ways. They claim to be Republicans, they expect party loyalty from Republican voters and office-holders, but then campaign against Republican incumbents. Maybe they should run a candidate as a third party this year and find out what the voters really think of them.

    May 8, 2012 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |