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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.”

and

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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Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock: “Confront Democrats and Convert Them”

By Gary P Jackson

Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about!

Richard Mourdock, Senate candidate out of Indiana, is not only going after incumbent Republican Dick Lugar [or as he’s better known: “Obama’s favorite Republican”] he’s also ready to tackle the democrats head on.

Mourdock talks with Jeffrey Scott Shapiro at Breitbart News about it all:

Democrats are hoping that Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock’s decision to challenge 36-year veteran Dick Lugar for his Republican Senate seat may give them an advantage in the upcoming election.

But in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, the pro-Tea Party candidate says that he’s more confident than ever that mainstream, moderate Americans are ready to go Red. What they’re looking for, Mourdock says, are conservative candidates who are ready to stand up to unfriendly crowds–and that they want to elect Republican leaders with the charisma to convert liberals.

Apparently, Governor Sarah Palin agrees with him because she just endorsed Mourdock on Friday.

Here’s what Mourdock had to say to Breitbart News in the midst of this hotly contested primary, which comes to a vote on May 8.

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BREITBART NEWS: You must have been very happy to see the endorsement from Governor Sarah Palin.

RICHARD MOURDOCK: I was indeed delighted to see it. It certainly was an endorsement that shows the national focus on this race is here…without question. Sarah Palin is where a lot of conservatives look to see where the focus should be. We’re glad to get her endorsement and that she’s signed on with what we’re doing, and that we’re going after a 36-year incumbent who’s been there too long and is clearly out of touch.

BREITBART NEWS: What do you say to people who are accusing you of risking losing a secure Republican Senate seat by challenging Senator Lugar?

RICHARD MOURDOCK: First of all, are we looking just to hold office to maintain the status quo? If I wanted to see Washington, D.C. hold the status quo I wouldn’t be doing this. By trying to make deals with the Democrats, we’ve only lost ground. [Democrat Majority Leader] Reid has demonstrated he’s not going to make deals, he’s not going to abolish ObamaCare or repeal Dodd-Frank. The idea that somehow we have these experienced statesmen that are going to negotiate this truce with the Democrats is just not true. I want to make the arguments to the unfriendly crowds because we’re going to make some converts. I want people to know we have an option; it’s called conservatism and yeah, it works. So, bring it, bring it. I’m ready–we’re ready.

BREITBART NEWS: Do you think part of the problem with your opponent is that he’s simply been around for 36 years and has become what some call an “Establishment Republican” who is out of touch with the current vibe within the GOP?

RICHARD MOURDOCK: Out of touch? I couldn’t have said it any better. One of the reasons I got in this was when I had members of the Republican committee say, “Please, will you consider running?” Well, I was stunned. Then, when I started hearing more county chairmen say, “I’ve never met Dick Lugar or talked to him. I can’t remember the last time he had a town hall meeting,” I started getting it. Lugar has a world view, but not a Hoosier View. People in Indiana like to see their politicians at the county fair or the Rotary Club. He’s a very respected person, but there’s a sense that it’s time.

BREITBART NEWS: What makes you the more conservative candidate?

RICHARD MOURDOCK:
We had our debate the other night. Why am I the more conservative candidate? The last ten years–Senator Lugar believes government is the answer to every problem, [and] I believe it’s the source of every problem. He’s been struggling to raise the debt limit. If you look at taxation, gun rights, and property rights — even on foreign policy issues — I think most conservatives look back at the START treaty, a lot of conservatives thought it was going the wrong direction–and [to] weaken our position and let the Russians build up, we were worried that what was happening in Russia wasn’t going to hold up, and now Putin is back and so that position was justified. Obama has a leading from behind posture, and I don’t think Lugar speaks up enough. He was the first to come out for the Saudi plan to recall Israel to withdraw to their 1967 borders. Any time we send a message to the Middle East that we’re weakening Israel, we embolden Israel’s enemies.

This guy is the real deal.

Read more of his inspiring interview with Shapiro here.

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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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Palin Power: Pro-Establishment Super PAC Backs Away from Lugar Campaign in Indiana

By Gary P Jackson

Just a day after Sarah Palin endorsed Indiana State Treasurer, and Tea Party favorite, Richard Mourdock for the United States Senate against the entrenched Republican Establishment™ candidate Richard Lugar, comes more bad news for “Obama’s favorite Republican.” A group that is noted for backing incumbents has said no mas.

From The Hill:

The American Action Network, a super-PAC that backs establishment Republicans, has pulled out of Indiana’s Senate race, the latest bad omen for Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.).

We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out,” AAN spokesman Dan Conston told The Hill Friday evening.

The group had committed to spending nearly $600,000 on television attacking Lugar’s Tea Party opponent, Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), and has been on the air in Indianapolis for two weeks. But they have pulled their online advertising and will end their TV buy on Tuesday, a week ahead of the May 8 primary.

Sarah Palin’s stellar record of picking winners in 2010 no doubt made the Establishment™ Super PAC think twice about spending any more money on what will most certainly be a loosing effort.

We look forward to seeing the Governor flex her muscles again this campaign season, as she backs principled Conservative leaders in opposition to the Washington elite who have been failing the American people for far too long.

Make sure you check out Richard Mourdock’s website and give him all of the support you can. What’s good for Indiana is what’s good for America.

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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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