State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R) was endorsed by former presidential candidate Steve Forbes.
Mourdock is running against Sen. Dick Lugar in the GOP primary and is on track to give the six-term Senator the most challenging race of his Congressional career. In addition to acquiring support from several Hoosier State conservatives, Mourdock also boasted Forbes’ endorsement in a press release from his campaign. “I know what it is like to take on the establishment because I’ve run an outsider campaign myself,” Forbes said in a statement. “We need strong conservative principles and fresh outsider perspectives in Washington. It is time for a leader like Richard Mourdock in the U.S. Senate.”
Rep. Joe Donnelly is seeking the Democratic nomination for Lugar’s seat.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.