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-- 36 year senate veteran facing primary battle today that he has not seen in four decades.
Indiana senator Richard -- up against Tea Party candidate Richard Murdoch.
And watch this story in the -- there in Indianapolis Steve Brown's -- live now why does senator Lugar.
A man who ran virtually unopposed six years ago faced such a tight and tough challenge -- Well capability talk to Republicans who like and respect senator Lugar they will tell you that he is not run his very best campaign this go around there's been lingering questions about his residency as hell has a home in Virginia.
Not here in Indiana he does own property then there was a question about whether or not he was legally registered to vote here.
That went on for months before it was legally put aside.
Recently Lugar -- spent more time in Washington casting votes than necessarily here campaigning when the campaign was slipping away Lugar now finding himself.
On the attack going after opponent Richard Murdoch's credentials.
Not have the qualifications.
And the background and has not done the homework necessary for the violent problems facing -- is America.
Particularly with regard to security.
On our foreign policy or for that matter even broad items such as the agriculture.
And all of those items are important to Republican voters today but chief among them -- jobs and the economy of course and -- mentions those but often mentions foreign policy.
First not quite in sync with what voters here are thinking -- but Murdoch has a lot of help in his bid to defeat -- what is he saying about that -- Well he has got a lot of help the Club for Growth Citizens United the political arm of the honoree and the freedom works folks who were working with fifty plus Indiana Tea Party groups have all chipped in to help keep -- -- Barack.
Faced a five to one cash on hand deficit vs the Lugar campaign coming into the final want.
-- tried to make an issue a lot of that.
This is how -- response.
To the charge that there's a special interest groups has been supporting us from outside this state.
That's true in the special interest group is called conservatives.
And that's why they came together behind this campaign they're recognized this was a time to.
Put a more conservative voice United States senate and we're proud to have their support.
Now anecdotally we did step out on the campaign would -- -- and Lugar and we saw just one event from each but the energy level at the Barack event.
Was notably higher than it was for the Lugar -- -- it may be an indicator of something that's going on broadly across the state.
And the polling that indicates he's in front -- we'll tell us what we'll figure out what the outcome does tell us at the end of the day Steve Brown thank you.
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