Lugar, Pressured by Disclosure, Abruptly Quits Board of Democratic Think-Tank

Oct 14, 2011, 09:48 ET from Hoosiers for Richard Mourdock, Inc.

Senator should explain why he joined the Democratic-leaning group & why he quit so suddenly

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Senator Dick Lugar abruptly resigned from the National Advisory Board of Campus Network, a division of the New York City-based Roosevelt Institute, this afternoon after his GOP Primary opponent, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, raised the question of why Lugar would be part of the far-left organization in the first place.

"This morning, I raised the question on why Senator Lugar would want to be involved with an organization that promotes such things as the 'Occupy Wall Street'  movement and that generally promotes a big government/liberal ideology. He responded by having his campaign tell a television news reporter in Indianapolis that he was quitting the board.

"So, again, why did Senator Lugar join the Roosevelt Institute's Board to begin with? Just as important, why did he quit the organization so abruptly this afternoon?" stated Treasurer Mourdock.  

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