So, there are rumors that the Tea Party types are going to try to a primary challenge against Sen. Lugar. My main knock against Sen. Lugar is that he has been in office for like a million years. Beyond that, he has a tendency to talk a moderate game before going ahead and voting the party line. But, votes aren’t enough for the right wing of his party, apparently. They’re mad about stuff like Lugar’s support for a treaty that reduces nuclear arsenals, mainly because it was something that President Obama supported. Opposition to Sen. Lugar is the sort of thing that gave rise to the Onion headline “Republicans Vote to Repeal Obama-Backed Bill That Would Destroy Asteroid Headed for Earth.”
Most discussions have Treasurer Richard Mourdock as the most likely candidate to challenge Sen. Lugar. Mourdock, of course, is most notable for his wrong-headed decision to waste millions on legal bills to challenge the restructuring of Chrysler in bankruptcy.