Democrat Joe Donnelly pulled off what was once thought unthinkable: winning Indiana's U.S. Senate race over Republican Richard Mourdock. Now that he's moving from the U.S. House to the U.S. Senate, Donnelly sat down with the Indianapolis Star to talk about what he aims to accomplish when the next Congress is sworn in.
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.
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.
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%.