Lugar-Mentum: 22 Days to Victory Daily Update from the Campaign Trail The Friends of Dick Lugar campaign this weekend delivered 30,000 yard signs across Indiana in a demonstration of the vibrancy of the Lugar volunteer organization and growing momentum toward victory
PoliticalNews.me - Apr 17,2012 - Lugar-Mentum: 22 Days to Victory Daily Update from the Campaign Trail
Signs of Lugar Momentum
Lugar volunteers, like one team in Wayne County pictured here, were among hundreds fanning out across Indiana this weekend erecting 30,000 yard signs and building momentum for Sen. Dick Lugar's re-election.
The Friends of Dick Lugar campaign this weekend delivered 30,000 yard signs across Indiana in a demonstration of the vibrancy of the Lugar volunteer organization and growing momentum toward victory on May 8th. Senator Dick Lugar greeted volunteers and thanked them for their support before sending them off to deliver signs.
"Our campaign momentum grows stronger each day," Senator Lugar said. "I am humbled by the outpouring of energy and enthusiasm of volunteers from across Indiana. Hoosiers want a thoughtful conservative they can trust in the U.S. Senate and we will deliver a strong victory for Indiana Republicans on May 8th."
Dick Lugar is an unwavering advocate of U.S. leadership in the world, strong national security, free-trade and economic growth.
This fifth generation Hoosier is the U.S. Senate's most senior Republican and longest serving Member of Congress in Indiana history.
He is the Republican leader of the Foreign Relations Committee and a member and former chairman of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee. He was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976 and won a sixth term in 2006 with 87 percent of the vote, his fourth consecutive victory by a two-thirds majority.
Senator Lugar graduated first in his class at both Shortridge High School in Indianapolis and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. He attended Pembroke College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, studying politics, philosophy and economics. Senator Lugar volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1957, ultimately serving as an intelligence briefer for Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval Operations.
Senator Lugar manages his family's 604-acre Marion County corn, soybean and tree farm. Before entering public life, he helped manage the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis with his brother Tom.
As the two-term mayor of Indianapolis (1968-75), he envisioned the unification of the city and surrounding Marion County into one government. Unigov, as Mayor Lugar's plan was called, set the city on a path of uninterrupted economic growth. He served three terms on the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, including two terms as the Vice-Chair of the Commission, and served as President of the National League of Cities.
Senator Lugar has been a leader in reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman, Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), to destroy these weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated more than 7,500 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.
As Chairman of the Agriculture Committee, Senator Lugar built bipartisan support for 1996 federal farm program reforms, ending 1930s era federal production controls. He has promoted broader risk management options for farmers, research advancements, increased