Richard Mourdock

(Richard Earl Mourdock)

Richard Mourdock
Richard Mourdock
  • Born: October 8, 1951
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Richard Earl Mourdock was the 53rd treasurer of the state of Indiana, serving from February 10, 2007, to August 29, 2014. Running with the support of the Tea Party movement, he defeated six-term incumbent U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the May 2012 Republican primary election. He lost the November 6, 2012, general election for Lugar's seat to Democratic Congressman Joe Donnelly.

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Even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen. Life ;Religion & God ;Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
My definition of bipartisanship is Democrats agreeing with Republicans Negotiating & Negotiations
We need less bipartisanship in Congress. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
All of Obama's policies are working against economic growth, not for it, and Republicans ought to be talking about it and they're not. We need to take a stand.
Bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. We don't need bipartisanship, we need application of principle... Where was the call for bipartisanship during the Obamacare debate? Not a single Republican voted for it. It wasn't about bipartisanship, it was about having the votes to dictate your will.
I always start my discussions with the Tea Party groups with telling them, 'you know I have only three words for you: God. Bless. You.' Because the Tea Party's bringing the Republican party back to a more conservative base. Religion & God
I am a very even-keeled guy.
I believe God controls the universe. I don't believe biology works in an uncontrolled fashion. Religion & God
I believe life is precious; I believe that to the marrow of my bones. Life
I didn't grow up in politics. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I do think the Tea Party position will prevail, and I am often asked: 'What has the Tea Party done and is it even still alive?' People think because there have been no demonstrations with the 'Don't Tread on Me' flag it's gone, but it hasn't.
I have a mindset that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.
I have to certainly stand for life. I know that there are some who disagree, and I respect their point of view. But I believe that life begins at conception. The only exception I have to have on abortion is in that case - of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. Life ;Time ;Respect
I think the best thing we can do is sell that idea of smaller government - of fiscal responsibility vs. the Obama record. Obama made promises, and on every promise in which he's actually delivered, things have gotten worse instead of better. He said if we get ObamaCare it'll help, but health care prices went up. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
I used to dig around the sandbox and pull out pieces of coal and show them to my mother, and she used to say that's how I must have known I was going to be a geologist.
I will always call Darmstadt, Indiana, home.
If not for the Tea Party, the Republican Party would not be coming back to its roots.
I'm absolutely confident that the God that I worship abhors violence. Religion & God
Indiana taxpayers, retired Hoosier state policemen and teachers are neither greedy speculators nor unpatriotic. They are, however, secured creditors of Chrysler. They deserve to have their funds protected under the full auspices of the law.
It's a beautiful thing at 60 to know who you are.
Let's do away with the Departments of Education, Energy Commerce, Housing and Urban Development. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
People in Indiana like to see their politicians at the county fair or the Rotary Club.
The fact is, you never compromise on principles. If people on the far Left, they have a principle to stand by, they should never compromise; those of us on the Right should not either.
To all of you who are Republicans of long standing, I hope you appreciate that I always tried to stand for conservative values. Hope
We don't need bipartisanship, we need application of principle.
What I've said about compromise, I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, and get America moving again. Hope ;Government