Primary elections

Bay Buchanan And George Will Celebrate The Potential Ousting Of Dick Lugar By 'Tea Partier' Richard Mourdock

Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar and his 77 percent conservative voting record was not good enough to prevent him from having a "tea party" primary challenger, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Complete and total obstruction rather than an iota of compromise to make sure the government actually functions seems to be the new standard of what it means to be a "conservative" these days.

March 14, 1984 - Political Horse Racing Season.

March 14, 1984 - The Political Horse Race Season. Super Tuesday results. Gary Hart wins big. Mondale still the front runner. George McGovern drops out. Atlantic City New Jersey Mayor Michael Matthews recalled. James "Cowboy" Avery put to death in Texas - 3 more scheduled to go in March. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams shot and wounded by unknown assassin. Capitol Hill: Senate proposes to expand spending on Military aid to El Salvador while expanding funding for CIA war in Nicaragua. A ceasefire in Beirut appears to be holding.