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Tea party hero changes
tune to woo Ind. moderates

Associated Press, by Tom LoBianco

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/28/2012 10:12:54 AM

INDIANAPOLIS — Richard Mourdock became one of the tea party's biggest winners of the 2012 primary season when he knocked off veteran Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar in a brutal campaign built on his contention that Lugar was too old, too out of touch and too friendly with Democrats — a RINO, Republican in name only. But the movement's biggest RINO hunter is now changing his tune as he tries to woo moderate voters in a tight race that stands as a key test of the tea party's ability to win outside the nation's most conservative states.
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Mourdock now running even in polls against moderate Dem. Rep. Joe Donnell.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 9/28/2012 10:22:46 AM     (No. 8895797)

As usual, this is AP junk. I know plenty of TP folks, and they're far from being ultra-conservative, as they are mis-characterized here.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: corndoggies, 9/28/2012 10:45:49 AM     (No. 8895874)

I'm a Hoosier and see both sides ads every day. Polls are "saying" that these two are tied BUT Mike Pence running for Governor is about 15 points up on his 'rat opponent. Due to Pence being up so much and local politics trump national, I think most people voting for Pence will just push the "R" button to vote. Seriously, who's going to vote for both Pence (R)and Donnelly (D)??

Hope this makes sense.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: geoguy, 9/28/2012 10:53:29 AM     (No. 8895898)

Poster #2, it makes perfect sense.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/28/2012 11:07:29 AM     (No. 8895931)

#2 makes a very good point.

So does #1.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Whimsy, 9/28/2012 12:19:25 PM     (No. 8896120)

#2...I live in Indiana, too. I think that this poll is a Demo 'hope'. "Yeah, we know we're gonna get CREAMED for Governor (Pence vs. John Gregg) but we are gonna KEEP LYING in order to make it look 'good' for Donnelly". Remember how far up in the polls Lugar was? The party's over, Dems. Mourdock now has his DAD calling Donnelly's ads, "Garbage". Sweet!

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