Congratulations to the new GOP Nominee for Senate from Indiana

Posted on Tuesday May 08, 2012 No Comments ››

Congrats Richard Mourdock

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.

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