Thursday, May 24, 2012
By Ron Christie
That Lugar, who ran unopposed six years ago and collected 87 percent of the vote in 2006 was tossed out by a Tea Party candidate last week should send shockwaves to every incumbent politician on the ballot this November. Why?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has been in the Senate for more than 35 years and until this election cycle, he had not once been forced to run a primary campaign. But Indiana voters cast their ballot yesterday in a high-profile GOP primary contest that pitted Sen. Lugar against Tea Party-backed challenger Richard Mourdock. We get election results and speak with Robert Draper, author of “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives,” on the Tea Party in 2012.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
Her retirement adds yet another great moderate to the pile of those who have left Capitol Hill citing deep partisan rancor.