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Richard Mourdock

Richard MourdockAKA Richard Earl Mourdock

Born: 8-Oct-1951
Birthplace: Wauseon, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
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."[1]

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."[2]

[1] Interview with Chuck Todd, MSNBC, 9 May 2012.

[2] 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)
    Koester Companies VP Business Development
    Koester Companies Subsidiary VP
    Standard Oil of Ohio Chief Geologist
    AMAX Coal Company Geologist

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