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Mourdock Closes In

Indianapolis — On the eve of Election Day, state treasurer Richard Mourdock is a picture of composure. Late in the afternoon of May 7, he arrives at a get-out-the-vote rally at Immanuel Reformed Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, Ind., t…

Dick Lugar Fights for His Political Life

Indianapolis, Ind. — “Dick Lugar’s not been up in this area for a long time,” says Diane Miller. A Republican from Albion, Ind., Miller is running for local office, as is half the audience, it seems, at the Noble County GOP&rsqu…

Lugar the Unknown

In March, the Marion County Election Board declared Senator Dick Lugar ineligible to vote in Indiana, the state he’s represented in Congress since 1977. Lugar sold his home in Indianapolis decades ago, and he currently resides in McLean, Va. True…

The Charm Offensive

Senator Orrin Hatch (R., Utah) is 42 points ahead of his challenger, former state senator Dan Liljenquist, 62–20, in the latest poll for the Salt Lake Tribune. Senator Dick Lugar (R., Ind.), on the other hand, is five points behind his opponent, …

Maine’s Wide-Open Primary

When Senator Olympia Snowe (R., Me.) unexpectedly announced she would retire at the end of her term, the Pine Tree State’s political scene erupted. Six candidates have entered the race for the Republican nomination to succeed Snowe, and all of th…