Another RINO bites the dust

Today Richard Mourdock beat incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary. At the fishwrap of record:

7:50 p.m. | Updated   Richard G. Lugar, a six-term Republican senator from Indiana, lost his bid to stay in office after his Tea Party-backed rival questioned his conservative credentials and accused Mr. Lugar of losing touch with Indiana and its voters.

Well, that wasn't a very difficult case to make.

The results of the primary end the career of one of the longest-serving members of the Senate and provide a new trophy for the Tea Party movement. Mr. Lugar, 80, leaves after three decades as one of the chamber’s leading foreign policy experts and with a reputation as a voice of moderation in his party.

Really? Make sure you read that link above, to a piece at Accuracy in Media entitled "World Government Lobby Frets Over Fate of Lugar." That's the kind of foreign policy and moderation Lugar espoused.

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In NYS primary news, Madison/Chenango County resident Mike Kicinski is definitely on the June 26th federal office ballot trying to unseat Richard Hanna in the new NY-22—see the Lonely Conservative for more info.

And Jim Blake of Schenevus, Otsego County, has announced his candidacy for Jim Seward's (R-Oneonta) seat in the 51st state senate district. That state and local primary is scheduled for September 11th.

Both these gentlemen will be at this event in Oneonta on Saturday, May 12: