Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock has crushed incumbent Senator Dick Lugar for the Republican nomination in Indiana. Just a month ago, Lugar was considered the favorite in this race. A Howey/DePauw poll showed Lugar up by 7 points, 42 to 35. It appears that undecided voters broke overwhelmingly for Mourdock.

http://twitter.com/#!/Doingworkdaily/status/200057731326033920

Apparently the Tea Party didn’t know it is supposed to be dead:

https://twitter.com/#!/Gabby_Hoffman/status/200005781469413376

https://twitter.com/#!/CuffyMeh/status/200004000861536256

https://twitter.com/#!/DLoesch/status/200006458094526465

@FreedomWorks stood by Mourdock even when it was not popular to do so. It deserves props for today’s victory:

http://twitter.com/#!/FreedomWorks/status/200048340409393152

As Director of New Media for Freedomworks, Kristina Ribali played a major role in the race but graciously gave credit to grassroots activists on the ground in Indiana:

Twitchy owner/founder Michelle Malkin, who endorsed Mourdock in February, spoke at a pre-election rally in Indianapolis on Saturday.  At the end of her speech, she led the crowd in singing “na na na, hey hey hey goodbye” to Lugar (video here).

Here’s hoping that all the remaining RINOs in the U.S. Senate get the message:

https://twitter.com/#!/johnhawkinsrwn/status/200027260982542336

https://twitter.com/#!/kerpen/status/200031179406196736

We’re pretty sure Orrin Hatch noticed today’s results:

http://twitter.com/#!/DanForUtah/status/200000880664260608

http://twitter.com/#!/CameronMVM/status/200025375328317440

http://twitter.com/#!/dgoates/status/200031139715497985

Here are some of the prominent Republicans who endorsed Lugar in this race:

Seems like everyone in the GOP is getting on the Mourdock bandwagon now.  Better late than never.

It comes as no surprise that liberal politicians and pundits were rooting for Lugar:

http://twitter.com/#!/mitchellreports/status/200048631389241344

http://twitter.com/#!/RBReich/status/200001112558944256

Mourdock supporters got in a pretty good dig before the results were announced…

http://twitter.com/#!/Mourdock4Senate/status/199984617288237056

…but Mourdock is gracious in victory:

https://twitter.com/#!/DinaFraioli/status/200026923513020416

https://twitter.com/#!/mpoindc/status/200026807683137538

Lugar not so much:

https://twitter.com/#!/DanRiehl/status/200031332993216513

https://twitter.com/#!/LarrySabato/status/200031723910737920

Time to step up and support Mourdock in the general election, folks:

http://twitter.com/#!/secupp/status/200026702745833475

Donate here.

“Unity rally” tomorrow morning. Anyone think Lugar will show up?

http://twitter.com/#!/ericbradner/status/200065633281507330

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DGUM6FJWR3ZJFE2SDVLOYHV3OU First L

    Just one more useful idiot for the Democrat party gone.

  • http://twitter.com/JimForbes_Pasco

    Much thanks to Governor Palin endorsement. She, of course, will not receive ANY due credit from the GOPE, the LSM.
    If history prevails, even Mourdock himself will now distance himself from her. Like many before him, he may tell the Governor: Thanks for the job, now get lost.

  • radjahshelduck

    I used to think Ted Kennedy was the answer to the question: “Which US Senator passes gas the most?” Then after his death, I figured it was Lugar. Now I have to think about it. I guess it’s probably Orin Hatch.

    • http://lnsmitheeblog.blogspot.com LN_Smithee

      I’d lay money on Barbara Mikulski.

      • Exgunman

        Which track and when, win, place or show???…………….:>)

  • bigsun24

    Tea Party wins!!!! teabaggers licking their wounds!!!!!