Sen. Lugar defeated in Indiana GOP Primary
NBC News has declared Richard Mourdock as the projected winner in the Indiana Senate primary. Mourdock defeated six-term Republican foreign policy elder statesman Sen. Richard Lugar.
Mourdock is backed by conservatives ranging from the National Rifle Association to local Tea Party activists to the Washington-based fiscal conservative group the Club for Growth.
With more than 20 percent of precincts reporting, Mourdock was winning 61 percent of the vote.
Looking toward the November election, National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said two weeks ago that ‘it will probably make it more of a contest if Sen. Lugar is not the nominee, but I’m confident we’ll hold the seat.’
The Democratic candidate in November will be Rep. Joe Donnelly.
And the Tea Party madness keeps rolling along.