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|Position =U.S. Senate, Indiana  
 
|Position =U.S. Senate, Indiana  
|Status = Incumbent
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|Status = Retired Senator
|Tenure = January 3, 1977-Present
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|Tenure = January 3, 1977-2013
|Term ends = January 3, 2013
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|First elected =1976
 
|First elected =1976
 
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|Next election = [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Prior office =Mayor of Indianapolis
 
|Prior office =Mayor of Indianapolis
 
|Prior office years =1968-1976
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''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 [[U.S. Senate |Senate]] in 1977.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Green "Dick" Lugar''' (b. April 4, 1932) was a [[Republican]] member of the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Indiana]]. Lugar served in the [[U.S. Senate |Senate]] from 1977-2013.
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lugar is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=300070 ''Gov Track'' "Richard Lugar," Accessed March 3, 2012]</ref>
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Prior to being elected to the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]], Lugar served as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1976 as on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners from 1964 to 1967.<ref name="biography"/>
  
Lugar ran for re-election in 2012 but lost to [[Richard Mourdock]] in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="nyt">[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/indianas-lugar-loses-republican-senate-primary/ ''New York Times Caucus blog'' "Indiana’s Lugar Loses Republican Senate Primary," May 8, 2012]</ref> His term ends on January 3, 2013.
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Lugar ran for re-election in 2012 but lost to [[Richard Mourdock]] in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.<ref name="nyt">[http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/08/indianas-lugar-loses-republican-senate-primary/ ''New York Times Caucus blog'', "Indiana’s Lugar Loses Republican Senate Primary," May 8, 2012]</ref> His term ended on January 3, 2013.
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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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.<ref name="biography"/>
 
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.<ref name="biography"/>
  
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*1964-1967: Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
 
*1964-1967: Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
 
*1968-1976: Mayor of Indianapolis, [[Indiana]]
 
*1968-1976: Mayor of Indianapolis, [[Indiana]]
*1977-Present: [[U.S. Senate]]
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*1977-2013: [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]]
 
**1985-1987:Chairman of the [[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations]]
 
**1985-1987:Chairman of the [[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations]]
 
**1995-2001:Chairman of the [[United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry]]
 
**1995-2001:Chairman of the [[United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry]]
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===U.S. Senate===
 
===U.S. Senate===
 
====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
*[[United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry]]<ref name="biography"> [http://lugar.senate.gov/bio/ ''U.S. Senator Dick Lugar'' "About Senator Lugar" Accessed October 14, 2011] </ref>
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry]]<ref name="biography"> [http://lugar.senate.gov/bio/ ''U.S. Senator Dick Lugar'', "About Senator Lugar" Accessed October 14, 2011] </ref>
 
**Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health
 
**Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant and Animal Health
 
**Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms (Ranking Member)
 
**Subcommittee on Hunger, Nutrition and Family Farms (Ranking Member)
*[[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations]] (Ranking Member) <ref name="biography"/>
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations]] (Ranking Member)<ref name="biography"/>
 
**As Ranking Member of the full committee, Lugar is an ex officio member of all subcommittees
 
**As Ranking Member of the full committee, Lugar is an ex officio member of all subcommittees
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==Issues==
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===Fiscal Cliff===
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Lugar voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00251 ''U.S. Senate'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012]]''
  
Lugar ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Indiana]]. Lugar sought re-election on the Republican ticket,<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/142541-lugars-senate-race-could-put-daniels-pence-in-tough-spot ''The Hill'' "Lugar's Senate race could put Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence in tough spot," Accessed January 5, 2012]</ref> but lost to [[Richard Mourdock]] in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.<ref name="nyt"/>
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Lugar ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Indiana]]. Lugar sought re-election on the Republican ticket,<ref>[http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/142541-lugars-senate-race-could-put-daniels-pence-in-tough-spot ''The Hill'', "Lugar's Senate race could put Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence in tough spot," accessed January 5, 2012]</ref> but lost to [[Richard Mourdock]] in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.<ref name="nyt"/>
  
According to a [http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/05/lugar_could_become_just_2nd_6-.php Smart Politics] review of [[U.S. Senate]] election data, Lugar's loss in the [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012|Indiana Republican primary election]] makes him "just the second six-term [[U.S. Senate|U.S. Senator]] - and the first [[Republican]] - to fail in his renomination bid in the direct election era of the past 100 years."<ref>[http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/05/lugar_could_become_just_2nd_6-.php ''University of Minnesota Smart Politics'' "Lugar Could Become Just 2nd 6-Term Senator to Lose Renomination Bid in 100 Years" Accessed May 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=4&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Official Primary Results"]</ref>
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According to a [http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/05/lugar_could_become_just_2nd_6-.php Smart Politics] review of [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] election data, Lugar's loss in the [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012|Indiana Republican primary election]] makes him "just the second six-term [[U.S. Senate|U.S. Senator]] - and the first [[Republican]] - to fail in his renomination bid in the direct election era of the past 100 years."<ref>[http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/2012/05/lugar_could_become_just_2nd_6-.php ''University of Minnesota Smart Politics'', "Lugar Could Become Just 2nd 6-Term Senator to Lose Renomination Bid in 100 Years" Accessed May 7, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://www.in.gov/apps/sos/primary/sos_primary12?page=office&countyID=-1&partyID=-1&officeID=4&districtID=-1&districtshortviewID=-1&candidate= Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Official Primary Results"]</ref>
  
 
{{Primary election box 2012
 
{{Primary election box 2012
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|Chamber=  U.S. Senate, Indiana
 
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====Endorsements====
 
====Endorsements====
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> On April 29, 2012 Lugar received endorsement from [http://www.wthr.com/story/17925148/lugar-gets-indianapolils-star-endorsement-for-senate The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board].<ref>[http://www.wthr.com/story/17925148/lugar-gets-indianapolils-star-endorsement-for-senate ''WTHR'' "Lugar gets Indianapolis State Endorsement for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Lugar also received endorsements from [[Lieutenant Governor]] [[Becky Skillman]] on April 4, 2012,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/04/skillman-indianas-future-needs-dick-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar for Senate'' "Skillman Indianas Future Needs Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Indiana Chamber of Commerce,<ref name="endorsements">[http://www.dicklugar.com/endorsements/ ''Dick Lugar'' "Endorsements" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Indiana Manufacturer’s Association,<ref name="endorsements"/> Hamilton County GOP Leaders, <ref name="endorsements"/> Elkhart County Commissioners,<ref name="endorsements"/> National Defense PAC,<ref name="endorsements"/> Dr. Condoleezza Rice,<ref name="endorsements"/> [[Mississippi]] [[Governor]] [[Haley Barbour]], <ref>[http://blogs.wishtv.com/2011/10/07/haley-barbour-endorses-dick-lugar/ ''WISH TV'' "Haley Barbour Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Former [[Secretary of State]] George Schultz,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2011/10/george-shultz-endorses-dick-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar for Senate'' "George Schultz Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) on April 29, 2012,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2011/04/forest-products-industry-to-endorse-lugar-on-arbor-day/ ''Dick Lugar'' "Forest Products Industry to Endorse Lugar on Arbor Day" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> the [http://www.uschamber.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce] on April 7, 2012,<ref>[http://www.uschamber.com/press/releases/2012/april/us-chamber-endorses-lugar-senate ''US Chamber.com'' "U.S. Chamber Endorses Lugar for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> [[Arizona]] [[U.S. Senate|Senator]] [[John McCain]],<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/02/bachmann-norquist-endorse-mourdock/ ''CNN Political Ticker'' "Bachmann Norquist Endorse Mourdock" Accessed May 3, 2012]</ref> and [http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/01/indiana-republican-mayors-endorse-lugar/ numerous former and current mayors].<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/01/indiana-republican-mayors-endorse-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar'' "Indiana Republican Mayors Endorse Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
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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> On April 29, 2012 Lugar received endorsement from [http://www.wthr.com/story/17925148/lugar-gets-indianapolils-star-endorsement-for-senate The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board].<ref>[http://www.wthr.com/story/17925148/lugar-gets-indianapolils-star-endorsement-for-senate ''WTHR'' "Lugar gets Indianapolis State Endorsement for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Lugar also received endorsements from [[Lieutenant Governor]] [[Becky Skillman]] on April 4, 2012,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/04/skillman-indianas-future-needs-dick-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar for Senate'', "Skillman Indianas Future Needs Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Indiana Chamber of Commerce,<ref name="endorsements">[http://www.dicklugar.com/endorsements/ ''Dick Lugar'', "Endorsements," accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Indiana Manufacturer’s Association,<ref name="endorsements"/> Hamilton County GOP Leaders,<ref name="endorsements"/> Elkhart County Commissioners,<ref name="endorsements"/> National Defense PAC,<ref name="endorsements"/> Dr. Condoleezza Rice,<ref name="endorsements"/> [[Mississippi]] [[Governor]] [[Haley Barbour]],<ref>[http://blogs.wishtv.com/2011/10/07/haley-barbour-endorses-dick-lugar/ ''WISH TV'' "Haley Barbour Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> Former [[Secretary of State]] George Schultz,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2011/10/george-shultz-endorses-dick-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar for Senate'', "George Schultz Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) on April 29, 2012,<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2011/04/forest-products-industry-to-endorse-lugar-on-arbor-day/ ''Dick Lugar'', "Forest Products Industry to Endorse Lugar on Arbor Day" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> the [http://www.uschamber.com U.S. Chamber of Commerce] on April 7, 2012,<ref>[http://www.uschamber.com/press/releases/2012/april/us-chamber-endorses-lugar-senate ''US Chamber.com'', "U.S. Chamber Endorses Lugar for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> [[Arizona]] [[U.S. Senate|Senator]] [[John McCain]],<ref>[http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/02/bachmann-norquist-endorse-mourdock/ ''CNN Political Ticker'', "Bachmann Norquist Endorse Mourdock" Accessed May 3, 2012]</ref> and [http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/01/indiana-republican-mayors-endorse-lugar/ numerous former and current mayors].<ref>[http://www.dicklugar.com/2012/01/indiana-republican-mayors-endorse-lugar/ ''Dick Lugar'', "Indiana Republican Mayors Endorse Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref>
  
On April 27, 2012, a major political supporter of Lugar's campaign announced it would be pulling out support. The PAC [http://blogs.indystar.com/politics/2012/04/27/pro-lugar-special-interest-group-pulling-out-of-indiana-race/ American Action Network] began by pulling television advertisements, and made the statement that it would let the race "play out."<ref name="pac">[http://blogs.indystar.com/politics/2012/04/27/pro-lugar-special-interest-group-pulling-out-of-indiana-race/ ''IndyStar'' "Pro Lugar Special Interest Group Pulling Out of Indiana Race" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> As of March 31, 2012, the PAC had spent more than $312,000 on ads backing Lugar.<ref name="pac"/>
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On April 27, 2012, a major political supporter of Lugar's campaign announced it would be pulling out support. The PAC [http://blogs.indystar.com/politics/2012/04/27/pro-lugar-special-interest-group-pulling-out-of-indiana-race/ American Action Network] began by pulling television advertisements, and made the statement that it would let the race "play out."<ref name="pac">[http://blogs.indystar.com/politics/2012/04/27/pro-lugar-special-interest-group-pulling-out-of-indiana-race/ ''IndyStar'', "Pro Lugar Special Interest Group Pulling Out of Indiana Race" Accessed May 1, 2012]</ref> As of March 31, 2012, the PAC had spent more than $312,000 on ads backing Lugar.<ref name="pac"/>
  
 
====[[Super PAC]]s====
 
====[[Super PAC]]s====
According to information compiled by [http://www.opensecrets.org/ Center for Responsive Politics], as of May 7, 2012 super PACs spent approximately $2.5 million in the race between incumbent Lugar and challenger [[Indiana Treasurer]] [[Richard Mourdock]].<ref>[http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/super_pacs_states_congress.php ''TP Muckraker'' "[[Super PAC]]s Already Spending Big On State Level Races" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
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According to information compiled by [http://www.opensecrets.org/ Center for Responsive Politics], as of May 7, 2012 super PACs spent approximately $2.5 million in the race between incumbent Lugar and challenger [[Indiana Treasurer]] [[Richard Mourdock]].<ref>[http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/05/super_pacs_states_congress.php ''TP Muckraker'', "[[Super PAC]]s Already Spending Big On State Level Races" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref>
  
Information from the [http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/05/07/8825/super-pacs-outspend-favorite-candidate-indiana-senate-race Center for Public Integrity] showed that [[Super PAC]]s and other outside groups spent more on challenger [[Richard Mourdock]] in his campaign to unseat Lugar than [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock’s]] own campaign.<ref name="iwatch">[http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/05/07/8825/super-pacs-outspend-favorite-candidate-indiana-senate-race ''iWatchNews'' "[[Super PAC]]s outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref> As of May 8, outside groups supportive of [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock]] spent "about $3 million, $1 million more than [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock’s]] own campaign."<ref name="iwatch"/>
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Information from the [http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/05/07/8825/super-pacs-outspend-favorite-candidate-indiana-senate-race Center for Public Integrity] showed that [[Super PAC]]s and other outside groups spent more on challenger [[Richard Mourdock]] in his campaign to unseat Lugar than [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock’s]] own campaign.<ref name="iwatch">[http://www.iwatchnews.org/2012/05/07/8825/super-pacs-outspend-favorite-candidate-indiana-senate-race ''iWatchNews'', "[[Super PAC]]s outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race" Accessed May 8, 2012]</ref> As of May 8, outside groups supportive of [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock]] spent "about $3 million, $1 million more than [[Richard Mourdock|Mourdock’s]] own campaign."<ref name="iwatch"/>
  
 
====Residency challenge====
 
====Residency challenge====
 
Two Indiana voters filed an appeal March 6, 2012 in Marion County Superior Court asking for review  
 
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 [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012|U.S. Senate]] by the Indiana Election Commission. <ref name="case">[http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1666253 ''WIBC'' "Lugar Residency Challenge Heads to Court" Accessed March 8, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref name="challenge">[http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/lugar-press.pdf ''Election Law Blog'' " Appeal Filed in Lugar Residency Case Voters Challenge State Election Commission Ruling in Court" Accessed March 8, 2012]</ref>
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of the denial of their challenges to Richard Lugar’s candidacy for the [[United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012|U.S. Senate]] by the Indiana Election Commission.<ref name="case">[http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1666253 ''WIBC'' "Lugar Residency Challenge Heads to Court" Accessed March 8, 2012]</ref> 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.<ref name="challenge">[http://electionlawblog.org/wp-content/uploads/lugar-press.pdf ''Election Law Blog'', " Appeal Filed in Lugar Residency Case Voters Challenge State Election Commission Ruling in Court" Accessed March 8, 2012]</ref>
  
 
The Election Commission hearing confirmed that Lugar sold his residence in [[Indiana]] in 1977 and moved to [[Virginia]].<ref name="challenge"/>  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.<ref name="challenge"/>
 
The Election Commission hearing confirmed that Lugar sold his residence in [[Indiana]] in 1977 and moved to [[Virginia]].<ref name="challenge"/>  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.<ref name="challenge"/>
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===2006===
 
===2006===
  
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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>  
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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.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2008/2008Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>  
  
 
{{Election box
 
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===2006===
 
===2006===
 
[[File:Richard Lugar 2006 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Lugar's campaign funds before the 2006 election.]]
 
[[File:Richard Lugar 2006 Donor Breakdown.jpg|right|375px|thumb|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2006&type=I&cid=N00001764&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Richard Lugar 2006 Election Cycle," Accessed November 8, 2011]</ref>
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Lugar won re-election to the [[United States Senate|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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2006&type=I&cid=N00001764&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Richard Lugar 2006 Election Cycle," accessed November 8, 2011]</ref>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2006
 
{{Congress donor box 2006
 
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|Chamber = U.S. Senate, Indiana
 
|party = Republican
 
|party = Republican
|total raised = $5,538,844q
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|total raised = $5,538,844
 
|total spent =$3,837,321
 
|total spent =$3,837,321
 
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==Analysis==
 
==Analysis==
===Congressional Staff Salaries===
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===Ideology and leadership===
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Lugar was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|centrist Republican]], as of January 3, 2013."<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=300070 ''GovTrack'', "Richard Lugar," accessed July 5, 2013]</ref>
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===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lugar paid his congressional staff a total of $2,878,113 in 2011.  He ranks third on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 28th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranks 11th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/67/Sen_Dick_Lugar.html LegiStorm "Dick Lugar"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lugar paid his congressional staff a total of $2,878,113 in 2011.  He ranked third on the list of the highest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranked 28th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Indiana]] ranked 11th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/67/Sen_Dick_Lugar.html ''LegiStorm'', "Dick Lugar"]</ref>
  
 
===Net worth===
 
===Net worth===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
  
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Richard Lugar
Richard Lugar.jpg
U.S. Senate, Indiana
Retired Senator
In office
January 3, 1977-2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last election2006
First elected1976
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Indianapolis
1968-1976
Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners
1964-1967
Education
High schoolShortridge High School (1950)
Bachelor'sDenison University (1954)
Master'sPembroke College, Oxford (1956)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Navy
Years of service1957-1960
Personal
BirthdayApril 4, 1932
Place of birthIndianapolis, Indiana
ProfessionManufacturing Executive
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Lugar campaign logo
Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (b. April 4, 1932) was a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Indiana. Lugar served in the Senate from 1977-2013.

Prior to being elected to the U.S. Senate, Lugar served as Mayor of Indianapolis from 1968 to 1976 as on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners from 1964 to 1967.[1]

Lugar ran for re-election in 2012 but lost to Richard Mourdock in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.[2] His term ended on January 3, 2013.

Biography

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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.[1]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Issues

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Lugar voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. The bill was passed in the Senate by an 89 - 8 vote on January 1, 2013.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Indiana, 2012

Lugar ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Indiana. Lugar sought re-election on the Republican ticket,[4] but lost to Richard Mourdock in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.[2]

According to a Smart Politics review of U.S. Senate election data, Lugar's loss in the Indiana Republican primary election makes him "just the second six-term U.S. Senator - and the first Republican - to fail in his renomination bid in the direct election era of the past 100 years."[5][6]

U.S. Senate, Indiana Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Mourdock 60.5% 400,321
Richard Lugar Incumbent 39.5% 261,285
Total Votes 661,606

Endorsements

On April 24, 2012, Republican incumbent Lugar received endorsement from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.[7] On April 29, 2012 Lugar received endorsement from The Indianapolis Star Editorial Board.[8] Lugar also received endorsements from Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman on April 4, 2012,[9] Indiana Chamber of Commerce,[10] Indiana Manufacturer’s Association,[10] Hamilton County GOP Leaders,[10] Elkhart County Commissioners,[10] National Defense PAC,[10] Dr. Condoleezza Rice,[10] Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour,[11] Former Secretary of State George Schultz,[12] The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) on April 29, 2012,[13] the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on April 7, 2012,[14] Arizona Senator John McCain,[15] and numerous former and current mayors.[16]

On April 27, 2012, a major political supporter of Lugar's campaign announced it would be pulling out support. The PAC American Action Network began by pulling television advertisements, and made the statement that it would let the race "play out."[17] As of March 31, 2012, the PAC had spent more than $312,000 on ads backing Lugar.[17]

Super PACs

According to information compiled by Center for Responsive Politics, as of May 7, 2012 super PACs spent approximately $2.5 million in the race between incumbent Lugar and challenger Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.[18]

Information from the Center for Public Integrity showed that Super PACs and other outside groups spent more on challenger Richard Mourdock in his campaign to unseat Lugar than Mourdock’s own campaign.[19] As of May 8, outside groups supportive of Mourdock spent "about $3 million, $1 million more than Mourdock’s own campaign."[19]

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.[20] 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.[21]

The Election Commission hearing confirmed that Lugar sold his residence in Indiana in 1977 and moved to Virginia.[21] 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.[21]

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.[21]

2006

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.[22]

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

2006

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.[23]


Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Lugar was a "centrist Republican, as of January 3, 2013."[24]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Lugar paid his congressional staff a total of $2,878,113 in 2011. He ranked third on the list of the highest paid Republican senatorial staff salaries and ranked 28th overall of the lowest paid senatorial staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Indiana ranked 11th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[25]

Net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Lugar's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $283,019 and $1,057,998. That averages to $670,508.50, which was lower than the average net worth of Republican senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.[26]

National Journal vote ratings

2011

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Lugar ranked 37th in the conservative rankings among U.S. senators.[27]

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.[28]

Recent news

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Personal

Lugar and his wife, Charlene, were married September 8, 1956, and have four sons and thirteen grandchildren.[1]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.[1]

External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 U.S. Senator Dick Lugar, "About Senator Lugar" Accessed October 14, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 New York Times Caucus blog, "Indiana’s Lugar Loses Republican Senate Primary," May 8, 2012
  3. U.S. Senate, "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013
  4. The Hill, "Lugar's Senate race could put Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence in tough spot," accessed January 5, 2012
  5. University of Minnesota Smart Politics, "Lugar Could Become Just 2nd 6-Term Senator to Lose Renomination Bid in 100 Years" Accessed May 7, 2012
  6. Indiana Secretary of State "2012 Official Primary Results"
  7. AbcNews, "Richard Mourdock downplays Mitch Daniels' Lugar endorsement in Indiana Senate race" Accessed April 26, 2012
  8. WTHR "Lugar gets Indianapolis State Endorsement for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012
  9. Dick Lugar for Senate, "Skillman Indianas Future Needs Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Dick Lugar, "Endorsements," accessed May 1, 2012
  11. WISH TV "Haley Barbour Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012
  12. Dick Lugar for Senate, "George Schultz Endorses Dick Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012
  13. Dick Lugar, "Forest Products Industry to Endorse Lugar on Arbor Day" Accessed May 1, 2012
  14. US Chamber.com, "U.S. Chamber Endorses Lugar for Senate" Accessed May 1, 2012
  15. CNN Political Ticker, "Bachmann Norquist Endorse Mourdock" Accessed May 3, 2012
  16. Dick Lugar, "Indiana Republican Mayors Endorse Lugar" Accessed May 1, 2012
  17. 17.0 17.1 IndyStar, "Pro Lugar Special Interest Group Pulling Out of Indiana Race" Accessed May 1, 2012
  18. TP Muckraker, "Super PACs Already Spending Big On State Level Races" Accessed May 8, 2012
  19. 19.0 19.1 iWatchNews, "Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race" Accessed May 8, 2012
  20. WIBC "Lugar Residency Challenge Heads to Court" Accessed March 8, 2012
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Election Law Blog, " Appeal Filed in Lugar Residency Case Voters Challenge State Election Commission Ruling in Court" Accessed March 8, 2012
  22. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"
  23. Open Secrets, "Richard Lugar 2006 Election Cycle," accessed November 8, 2011
  24. GovTrack, "Richard Lugar," accessed July 5, 2013
  25. LegiStorm, "Dick Lugar"
  26. OpenSecrets, "Lugar, (R-IN), 2010"
  27. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: Senate," accessed February 23, 2012
  28. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Vance Hartke
U.S. Senate-Indiana
1977–2013
Succeeded by
Joe Donnelly