Richard Mourdock: I Was Attacked 'For My Principles'

Defeated by Joe Donnelly, the Indiana Republican says his "concern for this nation grows stronger."
3:00 | 11/06/12

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I've said many times over the last few months this race wasn't so much about Richard Murdoch vs Joseph Donnelly or even Republican vs Democrat -- about the direction of our nation as a whole. Tonight. My own disappointment aside. My concern for this nation. Grows greater. That's not meant as a slap and mr. Donnelly I wish him well certainly I congratulate him but I worry when hoosiers who. Look at the state level to see a state they are so proud. Because it's lived within its means and it's -- hard decisions. And yet they've opted now to be supportive of that group. In Washington. That wants to constantly kicked the can down the road. -- -- -- debt. Weaken us in vital policies that would yet make the world a more dangerous place. And some -- I think -- against those basic strong British version of hoosiers. Which used to say we are compassionate people. We look out for one another. We care about the next generation. As much as we do our room. This race comes to a conclusion tonight. I leave this podium again wishing congressman Donnelly well in his new task. Wishing the very best for all hoosiers. And with greed pride in that team that worked so hard for us over these past 634. Days. I've tried not to use -- personal pronoun a standing here. But forgive me I will for movement. Because -- I will look back on this night. Over the weeks the months to years ahead. All right we'll look back. Knowing that. I was attacked for standing for my principles. I will look back ignoring that I was attacked for standing on my principles. For -- -- -- -- this public process. With the idea that you ought to put forward. Something. To offer the public. So that they can make a clear choice. To all of you who were Republicans of long standing. I hope you appreciate that I always tried to stand for conservative values. For those of you who came to this process and god bless you especially from the Tea Party who had never been involved before. I hope you don't that I stood. -- stay ahead. For the rule of law and the constitution of the United States.

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