If Tea Party unseats Lugar (R) in primary...

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    ..... that could be a godsend :eusa_angel: for Democrats. We all know what happened when the tea party ousted other Repubs, like the ones in Nevada & Delaware, in favor of 'Club for Growth' type extremists *bARF*.
    Dems see hope in a Lugar primary loss - The Hill's Ballot Box
    I would almost prefer that he remain because he's proven that he can work w/ his counterparts but if the Tea Party does what they did the last cycle, that seat will prolly end up in Democrat hands :eusa_drool:
     
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    Lugar's decent. But the GOP is engaged in fratricide right now.
     
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    Being from Indiana I can assure you that Dick Lugar is safe from a T party. He has massive amounts of cash and political connections in the state. You have to be smoking something to think he will be defeated.
     
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    Don't underestimate the Koch Bros.....errr.....the Tea Party. :eek:
     
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    "if the Tea Party does what they did the last cycle"(??)... You mean help win another 63 sets at the "cost" of a RINO or two?

    Oh no! :tongue:
     
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    Yep. They're going after moderates (people who legislate) w/ a vengeance.
     
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    They kept the Senate in Democratic control.
    The name- O'Donnell ring a bell?
     
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    If Lugar gets defeated the odds are the Republicans will hold the seat. Indiana is a pretty reliably Republican state. It's far more right than Nevada, and well Delaware, the GOP never had a chance there with anyone but Castle.
     
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    An O'Donnell win would not have swung the Senate.

    http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/results/senate/big-board
     
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    Angle & Buck also did their fair share :cool: to keep the Senate in Democratic control LOL
     

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