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Lugar starting Washington program for UIndy

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U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will continue wielding influence in Washington, D.C., after he leaves office, albeit with a much younger audience.

Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of Washington. He has also agreed to deliver a handful of lectures each year as a distinguished professor at the private university.

A university official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter before a Friday afternoon announcement. The official says Lugar will split his time between Washington and Indianapolis in the new job.

Lugar lost a grueling Republican primary battle in May to tea party-backed state treasurer Richard Mourdock. Since then, Lugar has traveled overseas talking about his nuclear disarmament program.

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  • Lugar Laughed Last
    Senator Lugar has a very lucrative pension, full benefits for life, and he can laugh at the fact that the TEA Party selected a fool and lost a valuable Republican Seat in the Senate. All in all, I think Lugar won, and the TEA Party lost.
  • Waste of money
    These old guys like Sen Lugar never go away from collecting big paychecks for the taxpayers! He should have retired years ago instead of getting his butt kicked then go away sulking like a little baby. Republicans have nobody to blame but Sen Lugar for losing the Senate seat.Old and grumpy! TERM LIMITS !!
  • Lugar at home in DC or IN ?
    No doubt another hotel residency for Lugar when he's in town a few nights a year, a real coup of U of Indy... ?

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