After a lackluster third quarter in fundraising, Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock got a boost Monday when the conservative FreedomWorks PAC endorsed his candidacy for Senate.
Mourdock, whose candidacy has become a cause among some tea party activists, is hoping to defeat six-term Sen. Dick Lugar in the Republican primary. But Lugar raised nearly double that of Mourdock, who has struggled to gain momentum since announcing his candidacy.
FreedomWorks PAC, led by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), is joining the Tea Party Express in backing Mourdock, endorsements that are as much about supporting Mourdock as criticizing Lugar’s voting record.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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.