Dick Lugar is supported by the more than 12,000 gifts from individual donors in all 92 counties of Indiana. More than 13,000 Hoosiers signed the petition to place Senator Lugar’s name on the 2012 Republican ballot. Read some key endorsements, learn about our coalition of support from a majority of Indiana Republican Mayors and add your name to the map of Indiana.
Governor Mitch Daniels
“I’m for Dick Lugar, he’s the best role model I’ve had.”"The way he votes, the way he lives, I can’t think of anyone that’s so reflective of the thinking, principles, and ideals of our state. Our point of view gets heard and has a better chance to win out with Dick Lugar on the job.”
Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman
“Dick Lugar has been a champion for Indiana and a pillar of strength and security for our country,” Skillman said. “I also appreciate his constant support for agriculture and homegrown energy. He has honorably served Hoosiers and he has my full support.”
Dick Lugar has been endorsed by a majority of Republican Mayors throughout Indiana and also has the support of six 2011 Mayoral candidates and five former Republican Mayors.
Dick Lugar strongly supports the 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, says a growing group of Republican Indiana sheriffs supporting his 2012 re-election.
Indiana Chamber of Commerce
President Kevin Brinegar – Lugar is a “knowledgeable, steady hand” Indiana and America can depend on during these volatile times. Lugar’s ability to overcome government gridlock in seeking economic and trade solutions should be “celebrated in this age of partisanship, not condemned.”
Indiana Manufacturer’s Association
IMA’s Pat Kiely – “He’s a proven leader with proven record who we need fighting for Hoosiers in Washington, D.C.”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
“We’re endorsing Senator Lugar because of his proven record and ability to get things done in support of Indiana job creation and economic growth,” said Rob Engstrom, the U.S. Chamber’s senior vice president and national political director.
Hamilton County GOP Leaders
Chairman Pete Emigh: “Conservatism and freedom are defining Republican values in Hamilton County. We endorse Dick Lugar, because he has embodied a conservative philosophy his entire career. Over the last three and half years, Senator Lugar stood up to President Obama’s liberal agenda and remained committed to Indiana’s conservative principles.”
Elkhart County Commissioners
Commissioners Rodino, Yoder and Lucchese: “Your representation of our state has consistently reflected the Hoosier values of honesty, integrity and thoughtful deliberation, values that are not always easily observed in our country’s capital. Many national pundits have noted over the years that America needs more Senators like Dick Lugar – not fewer. To that – we believe most all Elkhart County Republicans will say ‘amen.’”
Five Former Chairs of the Indiana Republican Party
“Our country and state would be much better off with more Dick Lugars in the U.S. Senate.”
The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association
“Throughout much of the history of Indiana and the U.S., no elected leader has done more to promote the sustainable use of our renewable resources than Senator Lugar.”
National Defense PAC
“Senator Lugar has worked throughout his career to support strong national defense. As Chairman and Ranking-Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Lugar is recognized as the preeminent voice of Republican foreign policy. “
Governor Haley Barbour
“Dick Lugar was a conservative before the word conservative was cool.”
Secretary of State George Shultz
“As was President Reagan, Dick Lugar is tough and sensible at the same time.”
Dr. Condoleezza Rice
“Dick Lugar has proven his ability to be a positive force for our American principles and for our party. As such, I am proud to support his bid for re-election.”