BigNews.Biz - Apr 30,2012 - Which Candidate Works for Indiana?
Sen. Dick Lugar: As the Indianapolis Star reported this morning, Sen. Lugar "hasn't been shirking his day job." In fact, according to the Star, he "hasn't missed any of the 87 Senate votes held this year." In January, Howey Politics Indiana's Brian Howey reported that "Lugar missed only four of 235 votes in the Senate in 2011 and has a 98 percent lifetime voting record." In sum, Senator Lugar shows up to do the job Hoosiers asked him to do.
Richard Mourdock: As Howey Politics Indiana's Brian Howey reported in January, "an analysis of Mourdock's official functions in office reveal that since January 2010 when he began his reelection campaign, he has attended only 34 percent of the meetings of boards he either presides over or is a member. The balance of funds involved with these boards is documented to be $1.537 billion. This compares with 53 percent attendance of various boards from February 2007 when he took his initial oath of office to Dec. 31, 2009." Howey added, "Mourdock has been a serial candidate, running 11 times for various offices since 1988."
The choice is clear. While Dick Lugar fights for Indiana, Hoosiers can't trust Richard Mourdock.