Lugar called the legal challenges against him for selling his Indianapolis home in 1977 to live close to his job in Washington “invalid and unfair.” It has meant he is not only in an election, but fighting for the right to vote in it.
Ferguson said Lugar’s campaign has not done a good job of handling the issue so far. It got worse recently when the liberal PAC American Bridge supplied research to reporters showing that Lugar had violated Senate rules by charging taxpayers for Indianapolis hotel rooms while in Indiana during Senate recesses.
On Friday, Lugar reimbursed the Senate $14,685, the amount the Senate disbursing office said his office spent on hotel rooms in Indiana since 1977.
The political cost is far more expensive.
Published: Apr 2, 2012