Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has been in the Senate for more than 35 years and until this election cycle, he had not once been forced to run a primary campaign. But Indiana voters cast their ballot yesterday in a high-profile GOP primary contest that pitted Sen. Lugar against Tea Party-backed challenger, and eventual winner, Richard Mourdock. For details The Takeaway speaks with Micah Schweizer, host of Morning Edition on WNIN in Evansville, Indiana.
Robert Draper, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine and author of “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives,” discusses the state of the Tea Party in 2012. What will be their influence come November? Are they picking up political momentum?