National Review Endorses Mourdock over Indiana Sen. Lugar

Monday, 16 Apr 2012 04:14 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The National Review has endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in his heated May 8 primary challenge against veteran Sen. Richard Lugar.

Conventional wisdom says the six-term incumbent Lugar has a better chance than Mourdock in the general election, the magazine’s editors write. “But the primary has heretofore shown Lugar to be out of touch with Hoosiers, an institutionalized Capitol Hiller who for a spell was ruled ineligible to vote in his own primary after a local board determined he hadn’t owned a home in Indiana in three decades.”

Bottom line: “Lugar has become a carpetbagger in his own state,” the editors say.

They have a much different view of Mourdock. His “mantra has been ‘capable, competent, and conservative,’ a line he used last week after a fine performance in his sole debate with Lugar, and one that could describe our impression of the man after he met with National Review editors recently,” they write.

Mourdock has shown himself to be a Reagan conservative, the editors say. They note that he’s a successful oil geologist with an interest in economist Milton Friedman. And they laud his unsuccessful suit to recover $6 million of state pension fund losses that were triggered “when the Obama administration’s auto bailouts arbitrarily rewrote a century of bankruptcy law.”


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

New House Republican Team Off to a Shaky Start

Friday, 01 Aug 2014 07:23 AM

A canceled vote. Postponed travel plans. Condemnations of Ted Cruz.The first day for a new slate of House Republican lea . . .

Ryan to Newsmax: Any Reform of Welfare Must Be Means-Tested

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:51 PM

In making his case for the overhaul of welfare programs, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan on Thursday insi . . .

Paul Ryan: No Compromise on Closing Ex-Im Bank

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 20:19 PM

Amid recent rumors on Capitol Hill that House Republicans were going to "punt" on their intention to close down the Expo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved