Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York

 
Senator Richard Lugar speaks to the press following a UN Security Council meeting in New York
Senator Richard Lugar, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, speaks to the press following a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York in this February 6, 2006 file photograph. U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, a 35-year veteran of the Senate and leading foreign policy voice, was defeated in the Indiana Republican primary by a Tea Party-backed challenger on May 8, 2012, the first Senate incumbent ousted in the 2012 election year. Lugar conceded defeat to challenger Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who attacked the soft-spoken Senator for votes in support of Democratic President Barack Obama. REUTERS/Nicholas Roberts/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)