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U.S. Sen. Lugar in his toughest Senate campaign ever

Eric Ostermeier provides data on the history of senetors seeking seventh terms.

If Lugar loses, he'll be only the second six-term senator in U.S. history to not win his party's nomination for a seventh term, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. The other was Tennessee Democratic U.S. Sen. Kenneth McKellar, who lost a 1952 primary to U.S. Rep. Albert Gore Sr.

Northwest Indiana Times
May 5, 2012

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