On February 11, 2012, the Evansville Courier & Press reported:
Instead of owning a home in the Hoosier state, Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar lives in Virginia and stays in hotels when he visits the place he has represented for 36 years.
It’s perfectly legal. Still, Lugar’s Republican primary opponent and eventual Democratic foes want to make sure that fact takes a prominent place in the public eye during this campaign season.
Still, they also serve to reinforce a potentially negative image as Lugar as a congressional lifer who has never considered a career after the Senate. Consider this: If Lugar lost, is it even imaginable that he and his wife would sell the Virginia house they’ve called home for 35 years?
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