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Commentary: Presidential primary could affect Indiana’s Senate race

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Commentary: Presidential primary could affect Indiana’s Senate race

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – For years, voting in Indiana’s presidential primary was about as exciting as taking an afternoon nap. Like a nap, casting your ballot after the contest for the nomination had been decided might make you feel better, but it didn’t make your pulse race. Then came 2008. For […]

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Lugar launches commercial as Senate candidates make campaigns official

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The Republicans running for U.S. Senate filed signatures Tuesday with the Indiana Election Division, making their candidacy for the GOP Senate primary official. Meanwhile, the incumbent – Sen. Richard Lugar – launched a television ad attacking President Barack Obama for his decision not to approve a controversial […]

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Lugar’s 2011 campaign donations tower over Mourdock’s

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., raised about $2.2 million more than Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock last year in efforts to win the GOP Senate primary. Lugar, who is seeking reelection after 36 years in the post, also has more than $4 million in cash on hand, […]

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Lugar outspends Mourdock on ads

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Lugar’s challenger in the Republican Senate primary, aired conflicting campaign commercials this week. Mourdock’s ad aired statewide Monday and Thursday on FOX News and CNN during the Republican presidential debates. It focused on showing voters that Lugar isn’t […]

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Commentary: Gingrich’s politically divided America

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Newt Gingrich sat in his office, his feet pushing against the coffee table in front of him as he tilted back in a straight-backed chair. As he talked, Gingrich smiled like a kid who was getting away with something.  Sometimes, he pushed the coffee table too hard and it […]

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Poll: Lugar leads Mourdock among Indy’s GOP voters

By Timothy Cox The Statehouse File Incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar is leading challenger Richard Mourdock among Indianapolis voters in a battle to be the Republican nominee in next year’s senate race. A WISH-TV/Franklin College poll found 49 percent of voters self-identified as Republicans or independents would vote for Lugar in the GOP primary, if the […]