Top Senate Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham say it is time for Hoosiers to move beyond their support for Senator Richard Lugar and vote for Richard Mourdock.
McCain and Graham took part Wednesday in a roundtable discussion with local small business owners in Indianapolis. McCain says the choice so-called Lugar Republicans have to make in the election is about more than Mourdock’s GOP primary victory over Lugar.
“It is a choice that the people of Indiana have to make that is part of the larger issue of who sets the agenda for the United States Senate,” he says.
Graham implored Lugar Republicans to vote, saying Mourdock is much closer to Lugar than Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly.
“If we lose Indiana, there is no way we’ll get a Senate majority and if we don’t get a Senate majority, there’s no way we’re going to do the hard things like pass a budget and the country’s running out of time,” he says.
McCain and Graham are just two of the latest prominent national political figures to campaign for Indiana’s Senate candidates. Former president Bill Clinton spoke at a rally with Donnelly last week and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared with Mourdock in northern Indiana Wednesday.