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Tea Party Blowout: Richard Mourdock Defeats Richard Lugar

By Gary P Jackson

Big win for Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who defeated six term United States Senator, and Obama’s favorite Republican …. Rickard Lugar …. in the Republican primary tonight.

According to the Associated Press, Mourdock defeated Lugar in a massive landslide, 61% to 39%, with Mourdock getting 403,293, and Lugar garnering a mere 262,388 votes. For the county by county breakdown, click here.

This was a huge win for the Tea Party and Sarah Palin. Before her endorsement, it was neck and neck, though Conservatives expected Mourdock to win, despite the numerous negative ads run by Lugar and his team. In the end, it’s hard to believe a guy who has nothing in common with Conservatives, and hasn’t even lived in Indiana for years, was able to hold office this long.

Watch Mourdock’s speech victory speech courtesy of The Right Scoop.

Interestingly, Lugar not only gave a speech, which sounded somewhat statesman-like, but also handed out pre-printed talking points where he trash talks the Tea Party and bemoans “extremism” and the lack of compromise. You can read both here.

Eric Bradner tweets:

Of Mourdock, Lugar says: “His embrace of an unrelenting partisan mindset is irreconcilable with my philosophy of governance.”


Lugar: “Our political system is losing its ability to explore alternatives. … Voters will be electing a slate of inflexible positions.”

Stay classy there Dick.

In other results, Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination from Indiana with 65% of the vote. Ron Paul got 16% of the vote, with Santorum getting 13% and Gingrich getting 6%.

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Mark Levin: The Always Reliable Sarah Palin Has Endorsed Richard Mourdock

By Gary P Jackson

Mark Levin talks about Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Indiana’s Richard Mourdock over “Obama’s favorite Republican” Senator Richard Lugar.

Levin also talks about what has become a real showdown between Conservatives and the old line Republican Establishment™ as Sarah’s former running mate, John McCain has endorsed [surprise, surprise] Obama’s buddy Lugar.

I’m betting on Sarah Palin and Richard Mourdock, how about you?

Audio clip courtesy SarahNet.


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Sarah Palin: Richard Mourdock For Indiana

By Sarah Palin

I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana.

Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.

Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C.

Richard Mourdock is the conservative choice for Indiana.

Senator Lugar’s 36 years of service as a Senator are appreciated, but it’s time for the torch to pass to conservative leadership in Washington that promises to rein in government spending now.

Get the facts here. Learn more about Richard Mourdock at www.richardmourdock.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


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