INDIANAPOLIS (AP) ó An Indiana tea party group is accusing U.S. Sen. Richard
Lugar of voter fraud and wants him removed from the ballot.
Hoosiers for Conservative Senate is asking Gov. Mitch Daniels to act on a
complaint over Lugarís residency that was filed in November. The tea party
umbrella group supports state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the GOP primary
that poses Lugarís toughest election challenge in years.
National Democrats and conservative groups have coalesced around Lugarís
residency as they argue he is out of touch with Hoosiers. The six-term
senator lives in Virginia but votes from an Indianapolis home he sold in
The Indiana attorney general ruled in 1982 that a member of Congress is
eligible to vote in the state but isnít required to maintain a home there