Friday, May 11, 2012
The End to Marion County Judicial Slating?; Mourdock Defeats Lugar in 90 of Indiana's 92 Counties
Regarding the big race of the day, the scope of Mourdock's victory was shocking. Mourdock not only won by 20 points, 60-40, he won 90 of 92 counties. Lugar pulled out narrow victories in only two counties, Marion and Boone. Not even the wildest prediction guessed the scope of Mourdock's win. Just chalking the win up to the tea party's success here, overlooks Lugar's own failures. The seeds of Lugar's demise was actually sown a long time ago when the Senator stopped coming back to the state for Republican events and refused to support Republican candidates in their election efforts. His failure to build and maintain Republican bridges in the state meant that when things started going south, there was no safety net...hence the 20 point loss.