Lugar Fights For His Political Life In Indiana | Talking Points Memo

The Indiana primary is quickly approaching on Tuesday of next week, with longtime Sen. Dick Lugar fighting for his political life against state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. And it’s not just the first serious political fight that Lugar has had in decades — it’s also a serious fight for the credibility of outside groups and endorsements.A poll released last week by the conservative group Citizens United, which is backing Mourdock, gave him a lead of 44%-39% over the incumbent. And before that, a poll released two weeks prior by the Mourdock campaign claimed a one-point edge of 42%-41% for the challenger.

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