Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, U.S. Senate Candidate in the 2012 Republican Primary, received the endorsement of the Club for Growth PAC over six-term incumbent Dick Lugar because of the Senator’s support for wasteful government spending.
“I am grateful for the endorsement of the Club for Growth in our efforts to retire Dick Lugar. Clearly, Senator Lugar has lost his way after being in Washington, D.C., for 36 years by supporting earmark ‘pork-barrel’ spending and massive government bailouts of the private sector at taxpayers’ expense,” stated Treasurer Mourdock.
The Club for Growth supports pro-growth policies, limited government, low taxes and economic freedom.
Club for Growth President and former Indiana Congressman Chris Chocola expressed his dissatisfaction with Senator Lugar’s record and his support for Treasurer Mourdock in a press release early today:
“He [Lugar] voted for bigger government, more spending, and he even recently voted against a permanent ban on congressional pork. Richard Mourdock will vote to limit government, repeal ObamaCare, and will bring back the jobs lost to the Obama’s economic policies. The Club for Growth PAC proudly endorses Richard Mourdock for United States Senate.”Lugar's campaign responded to the news by touting in its own press release Lugar's perfect score as rated on key economic policy votes by the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.