Mourdock Ad: Lugar Has Spent '36 Years in Washington' (Updated)
11:04 AM, Apr 23, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has a new 60-second radio ad airing in Indiana, which focuses on his GOP primary opponent Dick Lugar's "36 years in Washington" and his record. (Listen to the ad here.)
The Indiana Republican primary on May 8 pits the establishment statesman Lugar, a six-term veteran of the Senate and former mayor of Indianapolis, against the conservative challenger Mourdock, the state treasurer who has garnered Tea Party support. The race has caught the attention of the Wall Street Journal's Allysia Finley, who writes today about the state of the primary, 2 weeks out:
Read the whole thing here.
Update: Dick Lugar's campaign responded to Mourdock's ad, noting Lugar's conservative credentials on a number of issues. "Sen. Dick Lugar fights tirelessly to protect Hoosier values," reads an email from the campaign. "He opposed the liberal repeal of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and supported the conservative 'Defense of Marriage Act,' ensuring Indiana does not have to recognize same-sex marriages sanctioned by other states. He was scored 100% by both the National Right to Life and the Christian Coalition."