From The Howey Political Report:
"Declaring that "It is bipartisanship that has brought us to the brink of bankruptcy," Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his Republican primary challenge to U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar Tuesday morning. Mourdock cited the "lame duck" session of Congress last December and Lugar's role in successfully pushing for the START Treaty and the Dream Act that triggered his decision to run. "I was amazed at the lame duck session," Mourdock told a couple hundred supporters at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. "He's known for his bipartisanship." Mourdock announced the endorsements of Republican county chairmen in 67 of Indiana's 92 counties. But missing were the urban counties of Marion, Hamilton, Allen, Hendricks, St. Joseph, Johnson and Porter where Lugar is expected to run stronger."