U.S. Senate Candidate, Mourdock, Visits Fort Wayne

By Stephanie Parkinson

February 15, 2012 Updated Feb 15, 2012 at 6:31 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock made a stop in Fort Wayne Wednesday. Mourdock is running against current Republican Senator Dick Lugar in the May primary. For years democrats have been happy with his GOP opponent.

Indiana is an open primary state, meaning democrats have the option to have a voice in the republican primary as well. But this time, with the Democratic Party having its own candidate, Joe Donnelly, Murdock thinks democrats are also ready to see a new face in this seat.

"Let's remember, six years ago, the Democrats didn't even run an opponent against Richard Lugar in the general election. That's how happy the Democrats were with Dick Lugar. But now they realize the power for the U.S. Senate can be determined by one vote and they'd rather have it be a true Democrat, rather than someone who just votes with them on the issues, there are so many issues," Richard Mourdock, (R) US Senate Candidate.

Richard Lugar has held his U.S. Senate post for 35 years. Mourdock is currently the Indiana State Treasurer.

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