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Tue May 8, 2012, 04:35 PM

Richard Lugar loss could open Senate seat to Democrats

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-richard-lugar-loss-could-open-senate-seat-to-democrats-20120508,0,6822890.story

Richard Lugar loss could open Senate seat to Democrats

By Lisa Mascaro

May 8, 2012, 1:04 p.m.

WASHINGTON -- One of the Democrats’ top Senate campaign strategists said a “tea party” victory over Republican Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana’s primary would present an opening for Democrats to take the seat this fall.

The outlook from Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) reflected the growing enthusiasm among Democrats over Tuesday’s elections in Indiana, where Lugar, the veteran Republican senator, is in the fight of his political life against the state’s two-term treasurer, Richard Mourdock, a “tea party” favorite.

“If Mr. Mourdock emerges in the Indiana primary, it’s only going to give Democrats another pick up opportunity,” said Schumer, who led his party to the Senate majority in past election cycles. “The more the Republicans embrace the ‘tea party’ agenda and its candidates, the more they damage their chances in November.”

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Republicans have dismissed such predictions from Democrats as overblown, saying Mourdock is a public official in a state that leans heavily Republican and is unlikely to choose a Democrat as its next senator.

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Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-richard-lugar-loss-could-open-senate-seat-to-democrats-20120508,0,6822890.story

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. Sharon Angle 2.0!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 04:55 PM

2. Depends who they got running you know they can shot themselves in the foot

with a horrible candidate

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. a more conservative than Lugar will win the seat, its just if it will be a R or D....

 

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 07:23 PM

4. I dawned on me that this could happen, too. I think it is a real opportunity.

The old order goes away and a new order comes in. We have an opportunity here that we didn't have before. It's good. Let's go for it!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 07:52 PM

5. Another member of the GOP teabagged right out of the Senate

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 12:51 AM

6. We've got to close the ground to 60+ votes in the Senate. nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed May 9, 2012, 03:42 AM

7. The irrational wingnut teabaggers strike again.

cut off their noses to spite their face. crazy fuckers.

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