The Indianapolis Star has the story this morning.
First, the American Action Network, a PAC that is dedicated to protecting moderates in Congress (yuck!) and has already spent $645,000 to defend Dick Lugar is pulling out of the race just days before the election. Second, conservative firebrand Sarah Palin has endorsed conservative challenger Richard Mourdock. In 2010, the Palin endorsement provided the necessary surge for several Tea Party challengers to overcome incumbents.
So, COAST now predicts with some confidence (it is always an uphill battle to defeat an incumbent) that Dick Lugar's days of piling on misery for U.S. taxpayers are quickly coming to an end.
And, oh by the way, let us remind COASTers once again just why Dick Lugar is poison for America: He voted "yes" on TARP, he voted "yes" on both of Obama's liberal Supreme Court Justices, he voted "yes" on auto bailouts and he voted "yes" on Cap and Trade. 'nuf said.