Mourdock Ousts Lugar In GOP Senate Primary - Politics News Story - WRTV Indianapolis Proving yet once again the tea party is a force to be reckoned with RINO Dick Lugar is the latest politician to fall to a more conservative candidate. Being born and raised in Indiana I have always known Dick Lugar as my senator, but looking over his voting record time and time again it was clear the R next to his name was really just there for looks. Voting to support the assault weapons ban as well as supporting legislation to reinstate said ban, voting for all the bailouts, and supporting liberal supreme court justices are just a few examples of Lugar's RINO status. He is being heralded as a great bi partisan compromiser who always seemed to compromise his supposed conservative values, but didn't ask the other side to compromise theirs. Personally I believe 36 years is too long for one person to hold such an office, and Lugar is a testament to why mandated term limits are necessary. His time as a Senator ends this year and its time the torch get passed onto a more conservative successor who dares not take the title of "Obama's favorite republican".