It’s Official: Mourdock Vs. Lugar
February 22, 2011 4 Comments
Richard Mourdock made it official this morning and kicked-off his campaign for Senate against Senator Richard Lugar. You can read the entire speech here but we’ll give you some of the highlights.
First off, this is not going to be a friendly race. While Mourdock started off saying how much he respects Sen. Lugar and what an honorable public servant he has been, his campaigns actions spoke louder than his words. Right as the event was getting started, Mourdock’s twitter feed began promoting a video entitled “Obama’s Favorite Republican – Dick Lugar.”
Second, Mourdock is using his normal historical references in this race. The speech noted that the announcement was planned for George Washington’s Birthday for a reason. Washington could have served as President for life but walked away because he knew it was time. This is a theme that we should all get used to hearing for the next year and a half since it appears to be Mourdock’s campaign slogan.
Third, Mourdock said that members of the Republican State Committee asked him to consider running as early as last summer. We are told that several members of State Committee were at the announcement with 6th District Chair Ted Ogle introducing Mourdock. Mourdock has released a list of 68 County Chairs who have endorsed his candidacy.
The only thing we know for sure right now is that it is going to be a LONG 15 months.