The larger leadership problem with losing Richard Lugar

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It’s not just a defeat for moderation in the Republican party. It’s also a loss for that quality we at one time liked in our leaders.

Richard Lugar’s loss is Orrin Hatch’s win

Sen. Richard Lugar’s loss in the Indiana GOP primary — and Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s likely win in November — would end a longstanding seniority spat.


Richard Lugar faces conservative threat in Indiana Senate race

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If Indiana Republican Richard Lugar loses, he will be the first incumbent senator defeated in a primary battle this election cycle.


Richard Lugar: Too mild to be memorable?

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If the question is whether Sen. Richard G. Lugar is too mild for this highly polarized moment, his answer has not been to reinvent himself.

Tea party Senate challengers once played a big role at CPAC. But not this year.

2014 is not 2012 or 2010.

New general assignment reporter: Abby Phillip

Only 11 people in Congress have served as long as (or longer than) Thad Cochran

He’s been here a very long time.


Trail Mix, May 9: What it costs to win in 2012

After 35 years in office, incumbent Republican Senator Richard Lugar lost Tuesday to tea-party-backed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.