Congratulations to the new GOP Nominee for Senate from Indiana – American Principles-endorsed Treasurer Richard Mourdock
Sometimes, we must follow our political instinct and take a chance. This is one such situation.
While I had heard about Indiana Treasurer and U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock’s huge challenge of taking on 6-term incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican Primary, it was not until early February that I finally had the pleasure of meeting Mourdock in DC.
After reviewing his credentials, conservative endorsements (Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, NRA), and personal references – particularly from members of the pro-Israel community, Israel Bonds, etc. – and further since many of us were not pleased with Sen. Lugar’s uncommonly GOP record of voting against certain Israel-related legislation, most notably on the 2007 Kyl-Lieberman Amendment, I concluded that Richard Mourdock was someone that AMERICANprinciples should endorse and support.
In April, several of us gathered with Mourdock when AMERICANprinciples co-hosted two fund-raisers for the Treasurer, including a lunch with Steve Forbes (who had himself also endorsed the Treasurer).
As campaigning for the primary advanced, Sen. Lugar repeatedly stumbled. After all, the guy had not had a competitive race in 30 years!!! The process yielded results when, on Friday, after months of independent polls showing Mourdock trailing, a new independent poll came out with a 10 point lead for Mourdock.
Mourdock defeated Lugar by an impressive 61-39% margin!!!
For Richard Mourdock, it’s onward to the November General Election, and we congratulate him.
Thank you all for your support of AMERICAN PRINCIPLES and our candidates.