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Lugar received endorsement from [[Governor of Indiana|Indiana Governor]] [[Mitch Daniel]].<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/richard-mourdock-downplays-mitch-daniels-lugar-endorsement-indiana/story?id=16204933#.T5lkT7_fboA ''AbcNews'' "Richard Mourdock downplays Mitch Daniels' Lugar endorsement in Indiana Senate race" Accessed April 26, 2012]</ref>
On April 24, 2012, [[Republican]] incumbent Lugar received endorsement from [[Governor of Indiana|Indiana Governor]] [[Mitch Daniels]].<ref>[http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/richard-mourdock-downplays-mitch-daniels-lugar-endorsement-indiana/story?id=16204933#.T5lkT7_fboA ''AbcNews'' "Richard Mourdock downplays Mitch Daniels' Lugar endorsement in Indiana Senate race" Accessed April 26, 2012]</ref>
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Richard Lugar
Richard Lugar.jpg
U.S. Senate, Indiana
In office
January 3, 1977-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 38
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last election2006
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Indianapolis
Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
High schoolShortridge High School (1950)
Bachelor'sDenison University (1954)
Master'sPembroke College, Oxford (1956)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1957-1960
Date of birthApril 4, 1932
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionManufacturing Executive
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Lugar campaign logo
Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (b. April 4, 1932) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Indiana. Lugar was first elected to the Senate in 1977.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lugar is a "centrist Republican".[1]

Lugar is seeking re-election in 2012. He faces Richard Mourdock in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary. Joe Donnelly is seeking the Democratic nomination, and Andy Horning is running as a Libertarian.[2]


Lugar graduated first in his class at both Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, studying politics, philosophy and economics. Senator Lugar volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.[3]


Committee assignments

U.S. Senate



Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Richard Lugar voted with the Republican Party 93 of the time, which ranked 13 among the 47 Senate Republican members as of November 2011.[4]



See also: United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012

Lugar is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Indiana. Lugar is seeking re-election on the Republican ticket. [5]He faces Richard Mourdock in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary. Joe Donnelly is seeking the Democratic nomination, and Andy Horning is running as a Libertarian.


On April 24, 2012, Republican incumbent Lugar received endorsement from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.[6]

Residency challenge

Two Indiana voters filed an appeal March 6, 2012 in Marion County Superior Court asking for review of the denial of their challenges to Richard Lugar’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate by the Indiana Election Commission. [7] The appeal also seeks an injunction to prohibit election officials from printing ballots for the upcoming May 8 primary until the case is resolved. The challengers plan to ask for expedited consideration of their appeal by the courts.[8]

The Election Commission hearing confirmed that Lugar sold his residence in Indiana in 1977 and moved to Virginia.[8] Since then, he has maintained no physical residence in the State of Indiana. The U.S. Constitution requires, in relevant part, that a Senator must be an “inhabitant” of their state.[8]

Lugar’s attorneys and the Commission relied heavily on Lugar's stated intent to someday return to Indiana, and letters from the Indiana Attorney General stating that Senator Lugar could continue voting in Indiana without an actual residence in Indiana.[8]


On November 7, 2006, Lugar won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Steve Osborn (L), Mark Pool (I), and Jack H. Baldwin (I) in the general election.[9]

U.S. Senate, Indiana General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Lugar Incumbent 87.4% 1,171,553
     Libertarian Steve Osborn 12.6% 168,820
     Independent Mark Pool 0% 444
     Independent Jack H. Baldwin 0% 294
Total Votes 1,341,111

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Lugar's campaign funds before the 2006 election.

Lugar won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Lugar's campaign committee raised a total of $5,538,844 and spent $3,837,321.[10]

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Lugar and his wife, Charlene, were married September 8, 1956, and have four sons and thirteen grandchildren. [3]Senator Lugar manages his family's 604-acre Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, he helped manage the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis with his brother Tom.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Vance Hartke
U.S. Senate-Indiana
Succeeded by