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White House issues statement on “retirement” of Richard Lugar

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... The White House, for its statement on the "retirement" of Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). Lugar, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, lost his bid for a seventh term Tuesday night to primary challenger Richard Mourdock:

Statement by the President on the Retirement of Senator Richard Lugar

As a friend and former colleague, I want to express my deep appreciation for Dick Lugar’s distinguished service in the United States Senate.  While Dick and I didn’t always agree on everything, I found during my time in the Senate that he was often willing to reach across the aisle and get things done.   My administration’s efforts to secure the world’s most dangerous weapons has been based on the work that Senator Lugar began, as well as the bipartisan cooperation we forged during my first overseas trip as Senator to Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.  Senator Lugar comes from a tradition of strong, bipartisan leadership on national security that helped us prevail in the Cold War and sustain American leadership ever since.  He has served his constituents and his country well, and I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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