Signs that Lugar had been in place for two long were his approval of Obama’s Supreme court appointees and his HHS secretary. He had lost the support of pro-lifers and the NRA.
Despite Lugar’s 10 to 1 ad expenditures, he could not defeat the strong Teaparty support behind Mourdock. Towards the end, the incumbent was begging democrats to cross over and and support him in the primary. He even ran a democrat-style television ad featuring an elderly lady expressing fear that Mourdock would take away her social security. (Note that the Ryan plan, which Mourdock supports, does not remove funding from those already on social security.)
A series of Mourdock signs have adorned the Pharm this past month. The one below survived regular inspections by cattle, as well as three significant storms, to remain in place through election day.
Mourdock recycles, so Pharmer will be out collecting signs this evening. 🙂
Do you think that Lugar will spend his retirement in Indiana??
Pro-lifer’s memory of Democrat Senator, Ben Nelson’s betrayal on abortion in Obamacare may have provided impetus for him to announce his retirement this week. His seat was considered one of the most endangered of the more than 20 Dem senate seats up for contention in 2012.
Democrat Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts is not seeking reelection in 2012. After “serving” 16 terms and much destruction of the banking and housing industries, as well as Jerry Springer style scandals, we are losing one of America’s leftmost congressmen.
There is a reason to give thanks.
Barney will announce during a press conference at 1 pm today, says CNN.