AKA Richard Earl Mourdock
Birthplace: Wauseon, OH
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Party Affiliation: Republican
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: State Treasurer of Indiana
Tea Party Republican nominee for US Senator from Indiana in 2012, defeating Dick Lugar, the six-term incumbent, in the primary.
His views on political compromise might best be summarized in his own words: "I have a mindset that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view."
Further complicating Mourdock's chances for election are his views on rape: "The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen."
 Interview with Chuck Todd, MSNBC, 9 May 2012.
 Broadcast debate, 23 October 2012.
Wife: Marilyn O'Brien (m. 3-Apr-1976)
University: BS Natural Systems, Defiance College (1973)
University: MA Geology, Ball State University (1975)
Treasurer of Indiana (2007-)
Indiana State Official County Commissioner, Vanderburgh County (1995-2002)
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