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Ind. treasurer says he'll run against Sen. Lugar

Ind. treasurer says he'll run against Sen. Lugar

Richard Mourdock

by Associated Press Writer

Associated Press

Posted on February 7, 2011 at 12:22 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 9:57 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock says he'll challenge longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in the 2012 Republican primary.
   Lugar last month announced plans to seek a seventh six-year term next year.
   The Journal & Courier in Lafayette says Mourdock made the statement at a meeting of the Tippecanoe County Republican Women's Club.
   He says he'll be touring the state Feb. 22 to make the announcement.
   The 78-year-old Lugar is a former Indianapolis mayor who first won election to the Senate in 1976.
   The 59-year-old Mourdock says Lugar is "an honorable man" who has served the state honorably.
   (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)
 

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