FORT WAYNE, Ind. - It is no secret the race between U.S. Senate candidates Richard Mourdock and current Senato, Dick Lugar is aggressive. Some say the race has become too nasty. Both candidates are pointing fingers at the other. Mourdock says he's TV ads have been fair. Mourdock said "Every single one of them has a specific reference to the votes he's made. Votes are fair game. If he can't defend a vote, if he sees it as a negative, maybe he ought not to have voted that way."
WFFT also asked Mourdock about the e-mail scandal that came out last week. The Associated Press published an article last week quoting Murdock's campaign manager asking other staff members to quote "start pillaging email addresses." The email was sent after the campaign was given access to the Republican Party voter database. "Pillaging e-mails" is against Republican Party rules.
"We were negotiating to get access to do it, but before that access was granted, unfortunately an email that was sent by my staff, admittedly a stupid e-mail, was sent out. The party jumped on it and said no we're not going to give you access to the database," said Mourdock. He told WFFT the e-mail was written in a callous way and was taken out of context.
We also asked Mourdock his feelings on Governor Daniels' recent endorsement of Lugar. Mourdock said, "There ought to be more important things than politics, and friendship and loyalty is one of those. I understand they have been close personal friends for 45 years."
Lugar and Mourdock will both speak at the Lincoln Day Dinner in Allen County April 30th. It will be the last time both candidates will be at the same, event until the election.