Unfortunately, a large number of Republican County Chairmen have been duped into participating in the same failed scheme that resulted in Christine O'Donnell and Sharron Angle and cost us two crucial Senate Seats in 2010. (If the Republican parties in Delaware, Nevada, and Colorado had taken the Reagan "big tent" approach, we would have already repealed Obamacare.) Mr. Mourdock has hired the same consultants that brought us these unelectable candidates, and with Mr. Donnelly joining the race the pattern is complete . . .Willkie also turns Lugar's label of being President Obama's favorite Republican senator on Mourdock. "Right now, Richard Mourdock is Obama's favorite Republican because if he wins that primary and Joe Donnelly is the nominee that's their (Democrats) shot at the Senate seat held by Dick Lugar," Willkie quotes Peter Rusthoven, a former Reagan White House Counsel and conservative political commentator as saying. Willkie suggests in his e-mail that Mourdock's challenge to Lugar is what drew Donnelly into next year's senate race.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Lugar Political Director: GOP Chairmen Duped Into Backing Mourdock
An e-mail missive sent by Sen. Richard Lugar's political director, David Willkie, is likely to draw the ire of the more than two-thirds of the state's county GOP chairs who have endorsed Lugar's primary opponent, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Willkie said the chairs were "duped" into backing Mourdock, who he accused of relying on the same consultants as last year's failed GOP Senate candidate in Colorado, Delaware and Nevada to advise him: