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Right meanwhile his victory is being called the return of the Tea Party Republican nominee for Indiana senate.
The US senate that is from Indiana Richard Murdoch defeated sixth term senator Richard Lugar and didn't Indiana's Republican senate primary and he joins us right now live from Indianapolis -- warranty it's there.
Good morning Steve great to be with you it's great to have user.
What's your message 42 all the people who say all the Tea Party stick a fork in them they're done.
Well I think if anyone really believe that about the tea parties they were mistaken.
We've had a campaign began in February of last year and when we Begin that campaign we actually had three quarters of Indiana's GOP county chairman and over half -- -- committee.
Signed on that first day in this race and since then others.
From the party -- come on board and obviously thousands of volunteers from the Tea Party and it got us to the finish line successfully.
So we was -- mixed emotions because it was senator Lugar is meant to Indiana.
And in the past -- and he's been there for 36 years.
Absolutely Brian I feel very badly for senator Lugar this morning you know he is a great American a historic figure.
And I've lost elections it's never fun and the numbers from last night had to be after -- called form so he's he's in my thoughts today but it's time to move forward and I'm sure he will continue.
To make a great contributions to America in this great state.
But he still making biting remarks about you after saying that he hoped that you would be.
Your opponent November he then released a critical statement saying this about you that you.
Have unrelenting partisan mindset and unrelenting partisan mindset -- responded that.
Well I have a mindset that says -- bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.
You know I've said many times through this campaign that.
One of the things I hope to do is -- building conservative Republican majority in the United States senate and continue to help the house -- the Republican majority and have a Republican White House.
And then bipartisanship becomes having Democrats come our way so that so we're working towards I think in the days ahead mr.
-- will join our effort.
Yeah Peggy Noonan wrote in the pages of the Wall Street Journal lesser countries side.
Return Dick Lugar to Washington DC because we need sober responsible.
Is that -- -- name.
Well I think we need people who act on principle and who recognize this country's in serious trouble.
You know one of the reasons I got in this race is state treasurer is to recognize that we could face a growing pearl with our national debt -- our continuing deficit.
Here in Indiana we've actually had a surplus build up over the last few years had our -- rating go up and not down.
And that's one reason we got in this race is to take the type of values we've had in the Indiana state house.
To the -- federal capital building we think -- can make a big big difference.
What you are mr.
Murdoch -- you won the election last night and now -- -- moving forward to November.
Where you will face a conservative Democrat the race will be very interesting.
A good to have you with us this morning congratulations.
Thank you very much and now we appreciate -- with you today.
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