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  • Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, is video recorded by a cell phone during a visit to the West Lafayette wastewater treatment center Monday, May 7, 2012 in West Lafayette, Ind. Lugar lost Tuesday's GOP primary election to tea party candidate Richard Mourdock. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz)

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  • Grady Luebbert reacts after being asked a question by Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a voting precinct Tuesday in Avon, Ind. Backed by tea party activists, Mr. Mourdock toppled six-term Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the Republican Senate primary. (Associated Press)

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  • Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, is video-recorded by cellphone on Monday, May 7, 2012, during a visit to a waste-water treatment center in West Lafayette, Ind. (Associated Press/Journal & Courier)

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  • Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock seems an unlikely dragon slayer, but polls show him on the verge of toppling a six-term incumbent, Sen. Richard G. Lugar. Mr. Mourdock holds a substantial lead over Mr. Lugar ahead of Tuesday's GOP primary. (Associated Press)

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  • Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    KEENE: Lugar campaign smells of death

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  • Lugar

    Club for Growth targeting 'establishment' GOP candidates

    If longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana loses his Republican primary Tuesday, several factors invariably will be blamed for his downfall: His advanced age (80); the aggressive campaign of his challenger, and the lawmaker's moderate views, which increasingly rub against a party pulling to the political right.

  • Six-term Sen. Richard G. Lugar (left), Indiana Republican, debated state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in April during the political fight of his life. The Indiana primary is set for Tuesday. (Associated Press)

    Republican conservatives in Indiana gunning for Lugar

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  • Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican

    Lugar in danger for first time in years

    Locked into a fierce GOP primary fight that has Democrats dreaming of an unexpected chance to pick up a U.S. Senate seat, Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana is struggling to deflect an onslaught of attacks by tea-party sympathizers trying to oust him in favor of state Treasurer Richard Mourdock.

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