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Morris at center of jab at Mourdock

The Indiana Democratic Party set to work immediately Wednesday to brand GOP U.S. Senate nominee Richard Mourdock as an extremist Tea Party guy.

Tucked in a long press release about "how not to roll out a general election campaign," the Democrats chastised Mourdock for campaigning with "far-right legislator" Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne.

According to the release, in his first day of general election campaigning, Mourdock "hit the trail with State Legislator Bob Morris, the Indiana legislator who made national news for calling the Girl Scouts a "radicalized organization" that "sexualizes" young girls and promotes homosexuality. Really."

Yes, Mourdock attended Wednesday's traditional Allen County GOP lunch celebration at headquarters, and Morris was in attendance.

Like virtually every other Republican elected AllenCounty official.

And Mourdock had very little contact with Morris, save for possibly a handshake. They certainly didn't jump on stage or give a speech together.

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