Lugar-Mentum: 11 Days to Victory Sen. Dick Lugar is well known for his leadership in fashioning U.S. policy on agriculture and for dismantling thousands of nuclear warheads previously aimed at the U.S. . He has recently championed...
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From Indiana University Press:
Leslie Lenkowsky, a professor of nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship in the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, who was appointed by President George W. Bush to lead the Corporation on National and Community Service, believes the results on Election Day will be clear.
"Ultimately, Sen. Lugar will win," he says, offering several reasons...
From the Indianapolis Star:
Sen. Dick Lugar is well known for his leadership in fashioning U.S. policy on agriculture and for dismantling thousands of nuclear warheads previously aimed at the U.S. He has recently championed American energy security and jobs by leading the drive for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, and has long been a prominent proponent of a robust American foreign policy.
There is, however, another area of significant accomplishment far less known and appreciated. Lugar's office has done more to advance religious freedom and help persecuted Christians around the world than any Senate office in U.S. history. I know this because I worked on these endeavors by his side for many years. None can match his record.
From the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette:
Richard Mourdock's run for Congress in 1992 has become fodder in his Senate race 20 years later.
They included Mourdock's support for the Fairness Doctrine, which had required broadcasters to present opposing views on issues; his wish to cut U.S. troop levels overseas; and his proposal for the federal government to pay for a year of college for students who maintained a B average in high school.
"These positions suggest that Richard Mourdock is somewhat of a Johnny Come Lately to the conservative tent," Larry MacIntyre said at an Indianapolis news conference, according to a transcript provided by Lugar's campaign.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Larry MacIntyre - a former Lugar aide who also is a former Indianapolis Star reporter who is now a volunteer on Lugar's campaign - said that the "fairness doctrine" - which Lugar voted against in 1987 when Democrats sought to reinstate it - is anathema to conservatives as it would "wipe out conservative talk-radio and infringe on our freedom of speech."
In a news conference that was the political equivalent of throwing the kitchen sink at Mourdock, MacIntyre accused Mourdock of running a "negative and deceptive campaign from day one" and having "attempted an electronic break-in of state party headquarters." That was a reference to accusations that Mourdock's campaign improperly downloaded information from a Republican Party database. A former mayor of Rushville, John McCane, has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission over that incident and the state GOP last week cut off the campaign's access to that database.
From WISH TV 8 Indianapolis:
Along with a series of charges already leveled against Mourdock, MacIntyre pointed out that in 1992 Mourdock supported the Fairness Doctrine, a onetime federal requirement on broadcasters to provide equal time to opposing parties. "A position that would wipe out conservative talk radio," said McIntyre, "and infringe on our freedom