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AEHQ: IN Senate Primary an Expensive Affair
Voters in Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia are heading to the polls to cast their primary ballots. There’s one race – not for President – in Indiana that’s tighter than most.
FOX News Radio’s Jennifer Keiper reports from the Hoosier State:
It’s one of Indiana’s most expensive Senate primaries: incumbent Dick Lugar and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock are battling it out, with both candidates spending millions on advertising, a lot of it negative. Lugar has been plagued by residency issues and Mourdock’s campaign manager got into some hot water over how a party database was used.
This had been a close race, the Lugar camp saying…
(Lugar Spokesman) “That is not, uh, a surprise.”
But a recent Howey-Depauw polls shows Lugar trailing Mourdock 48%-38%. Mourdock’s team has said…
(Mourdock Spokesman) “I think people are willing to give another candidate a try.”
Mourdock, the State Treasure, has been getting a lot of help from the Tea Party.
Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.