With two days left to campaign, embattled Sen. Richard Lugar reached out for support from all Hoosiers during a stop in Fort Wayne on Sunday.
Lugar's most recent visit to the Summit City follows the release Friday of an independent poll commissioned by Howey Politics Indiana and DePauw University that gave the senator's challenger, tea party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, a 10-point lead. The six-term senator has been appealing to non-Republican voters to keep him in office. Lugar started off Sunday by attending services at Blackhawk Ministries to appeal to hundreds of Christians at the State Boulevard church for their support in Tuesday's primary.
“I feel we have a very good chance of success,” Lugar said during a stop at his campaign headquarters at Jefferson Boulevard and Fulton Street.
Lugar is hoping that voters will look at his work in foreign relations and agriculture. The Nunn-Lugar Act destroyed post-Soviet Union weapons and a farm bill co-authored with Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-3rd) to limit subsidies and save a reported $40 billion.
As Lugar talked, In the background a group of called campaign workers, with one emphasizing to a voter that Lugar was a Rhodes Scholar and veteran. “We're making touchdowns for you,” an enthusiastic volunteer told Lugar as he thanked the group for their time.
Tuesday night will reveal where the political football lands.