Saturday, November 3, 2012

Libertarian could spell trouble for Mourdock | The Journal Gazette

Libertarian could spell trouble for Mourdock | The Journal Gazette - Brian Francisco:

November 3, 2012 - "Libertarian Andrew Horning channeled John Lennon at an Oct. 23 debate among candidates for a U.S. Senate seat from Indiana. 'People say I’m a dreamer. You know, I’m not the only one,' Horning said....

"Horning is dreaming if he thinks he has a chance to win election Tuesday.... Horning’s election history shows he is good for 2 percent to 4 percent of the vote.... If the race between Donnelly and Mourdock is as close as some polls and many pundits have suggested, the ultraconservative Horning could be the spoiler.

"'I think he could take quite a few votes from Mourdock,' said Ray Scheele, a political scientist at Ball State University.

Scheele called Horning 'a pretty good landing spot' for die-hard supporters of six-term Sen. Richard Lugar who are still bitter over Lugar’s loss to Mourdock in the Republican primary election but who can’t bring themselves to vote for a Democrat."

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