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Senator Lugar Says He Will Not Campaign For Mourdock

Lugar gives his concession speech on the night of the Indiana primary.

Republican Senator Dick Lugar says he will not actively campaign for Richard Mourdock, who beat Lugar in the GOP Primary earlier this month. Mourdock is running against Democratic candidate Joe Donnelly for the U.S. Senate seat Lugar has held for 36 years.

Lugar says he want to see a Republican majority in the Senate but that he dislikes changes in the Republican Party that Mourdock’s primary election win represents.

“A large portion of the Republican Party of Indiana believed apparently in the idea of individualism as opposed to community, a sense of compromise or a sense of talking across the aisle,” Lugar said.

Lugar says while he is not going to campaign for Mourdock, he has offered advice to his former opponent on ways he can be an effective senator.

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