Comments for: Republican Senate outlook dims as tea party choice beats Lugar

Posted May 09, 2012, at 6:36 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The primary defeat of Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana, a six-term Senate veteran and one of the most influential lawmakers on foreign affairs, underscores the dominance among Republicans of anti-tax tea party activism against established leadership. Tuesday’s victory by Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the Republican race …

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