Richard Mourdock wins!
Breaking news out of Indiana. The Tea Party and conservative activists have won in Indiana and Richard Mourdock has defeated the Crown Prince of the RINOs, Richard Lugar.
Early reports have Mourdock winning with 61% of the vote.
This is a message to the Republican Party. We are tired of the RINOs. We are tired of those who tell us they are conservative then go to Washington and become Barack Obama's favorite Republican.
Lugar has not yet conceded. The question is will he actually now support Mourdock in the general election this fall.
Mourdock had pledged early on to support Lugar if he won but Lugar was mostly silent when he was asked if he would support Mourdock.
For the GOP establishment, there is a message here. You do not own the Party. A couple of weeks ago, John Cornyn who is the National Republican Senatorial Committee chair gave Lugar something of an endorsement saying, though he was confident the GOP would hold that seat, it would be easier with Lugar.
There are two big Senate primaries coming in the next few weeks and both are important. First is Ted Cruz in Texas on May 29th. The next is Jamie Radtke on June 12th in Virginia.
Jamie is running against former Senator and Governor George Allen. Allen lost his bid for reelection in 2006 when he called a tracker, someone the Democrats were paying to follow and video tape his speeches, "Maccacca." The media turned that into a fire storm against Allen, discovering it was a racial insult in some bizarre language no one has ever heard of.
Allen was one of the big spending Republicans of the Bush era. He now claims he was Tea Party but he was not. When he was in DC, he was part of the problem.
The Tea Party must unite around good candidates and Jamie Radtke is one of those. Let's celebrate Richard Mourdock's victory tonight and then in the next few weeks let's go out and win some more for America!