Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Richard Lugar’s loss and outside spending (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

After 35 years in office, Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) lost reelection to his primary challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, on Tuesday night.

What does Lugar’s loss mean for 2012 more broadly? We take a look at one lesson learned: the influence of spending by outside groups.

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