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Politics
10:02 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Democrats Are Sensing an Opening in Indiana

Indiana's Democratic Senate candidate, Joe Donnelly
Alan Greenblatt / NPR

Not that long ago, the U.S. Senate race in Indiana was one Republicans counted on as an easy victory this November. But the calculations have shifted rapidly in the past month, with Democrats now believing they have a real chance to switch the seat from red to blue.

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Politics
9:42 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Indiana Senator Lugar Shuts Door on Mourdock

Senator Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary.  Lugar told conservative Indiana blogger Abdul Hakim-Shabazz in an interview posted Monday that he would not actively support Republican Senate nominee Richard Mourdock on the campaign trail. 

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Politics
6:49 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Mourdock Beats Lugar by Wide Margin in Indiana Senate Primary

Six-term Indiana Senator Richard Lugar won't be returning to Washington for a seventh term. Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock defeated Lugar in Tuesday's Indiana Republican Senate primary. With 95% of the vote counted, Mourdock was leading Lugar 60% to 40%.

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Politics
9:18 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Polls Open in Hoosier State, with Most Attention Going to GOP Senate Primary

Indiana voters are at the polls today, casting ballots in a closely-watched US Senate primary race. Republican Richard Lugar is seeking another six-year term in the Senate, but is facing his toughest primary challenge ever from Republican State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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Politics
3:23 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Indiana's Longest Serving Senator Faces Challenge of His Life in Next Tuesday's Primary

Sen. Richard Lugar (left), and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock

Indiana's Republican Senate Primary is next Tuesday, and it's drawing national attention. For the first time in decades, Senator Richard Lugar is facing a primary challenger. The person opposing Lugar is State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a conservative with backing from local and national Tea Party organizations. Despite the fact that Lugar has maintained a very conservative voting record since entering the Senate in 1977, Mourdock and his supporters say Lugar is out of touch with ordinary Indiana voters, and not conservative enough for many Indiana Republicans.

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Politics
1:21 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Alleged Database Hacking Alleged in Indiana Senate Primary

Republican leaders in Indiana are trying to decide how they’ll handle allegations that a US Senate campaign tried to access a critical database of voter information. The dispute concerns the GOP primary race between long-time incumbent Richard Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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