INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar may not be campaigning for
either man looking to replace him in the Senate, but he is still supporting
at least one other Hoosier Republican.
WISH-TV reported Thursday that Lugar attended a fundraiser for Attorney
General Greg Zoeller last week at Indianapolis’ Conrad Hotel.
The appearance by Lugar is a stark reminder of his refusal to campaign for
Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Mourdock unseated Lugar in
May’s Republican primary. Since then, Mourdock and Democratic Senate
candidate Joe Donnelly have battled to win over Lugar supporters in central
A Lugar spokesman refuted a mailer earlier this week from conservative
lawyer Jim Bopp stating Lugar’s “torch has been passed” to Mourdock.