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    That’s the name of a Twitter account which has been active throughout the Indiana primary, and it certainly hit the mark:

    Lots of telephone calls were flying between politicians on election night.

    Treasurer Richard Mourdock said he has received numerous calls congratulating him on his win in the Republican primary election over Sen. Richard Lugar.

    Among them was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the party’s presumptive presidential nominee.

    Mourdock said he missed Romney’s Tuesday night call, tried to call him back Wednesday and had to settle for Romney’s voice mail.

    Also calling were former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and businessman Herman Cain, both former GOP presidential candidates; former Vice President Dan Quayle; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and a slew of other senators.

    One senator, though, had not called as of late Thursday: Lugar.

    During his victory speech, Mourdock went out of his way to lead the crowd in a round of applause for Lugar’s years of public service.

    And I have no doubt that Mourdock will continue to unify the Indiana Republican Party.

    But Lugar’s conduct post-defeat is demonstrating the wisdom of the voters in retiring him.

    Meanwhile, Mourdock’s money bomb is going well, but more is needed to close the gap with Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly.  Contribute here.


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    barbara | May 14, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks for keeping us updated on true conservatives running for office across the country, Professor. It helps me, at least, know where to send my meager campaign dollars.

    Hit Mourdock’s donation site yesterday.

    Aarradin | May 14, 2012 at 7:06 pm


    Lugar had all the makings of a Murkowski or Crist, but had no option to run as an independent thanks to IN’s “sore loser” law.

    We should be pushing for similar laws in AK, FL and every other state that doesn’t have one.

    If you run in a primary, and lose, you should NOT have the option to run in the general election on another Party line, or as an independent, or even as a write in candidate.

    Murkowski owes her re-election more to Democrats than she does to Republicans. Conservative R’s voted for Miller, ousting Murkowski in the primary. She the ran as an independent write in and won with only 39% of the vote to Miller’s 35%, the Democrat in the race pulled only 23%. In other words: she won re-election by winning the RINO vote and the Democrat crossover voter, while the Conservatives voted for Miller.

    wodiej | May 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Good riddance. Hoosiers voted smart this year.

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