Back when he lost a GOP primary in 2012 to a more conservative candidate, former Sen. Richard Lugar (RINO-Indiana) denied that he had actually endorsed Barack Obama for president in 2008 but had merely said nice things about Obama's nonexistent foriegn policy experience. The Obama web site claimed the endorsement of Lugar and the slippery Lugar did not do very much to distance himself from that claim. Lugar refused to endorse the Republican who beat him in the primary and the seat was lost in 2012 to a Democrat.
Now in 2014 when the GOP has a somewhat reasonable chance to win a majority in the Senate, Dick Lugar has both openly endorsed and donated $5,000 to Democrat Michelle Nunn who is running for the open seat in Georgia. Does he have any excuse this time? No, he often voted like a Democrat and now is completely out of the closet since he took his bat and ball and went home after GOP primary voters rejected him in 2012.
In an even more absurd move, former Sen. John Warner (RINO-Virginia) has endorsed Democratic Sen. Mark Warner (no relation) in a critical Virginia race. So the next time a RINO claims the Tea Party Republicans are not team players because the support primary challengers, here is some evidence of why the Tea Party backers are wise to do so.