In an e-mail to supporters asking for funds to help retire outstanding campaign debt, the campaign for Richard Mourdock blamed the media for his U.S. Senate loss to Joe Donnelly.
Mourdock was considered the front-runner in the race until his comments regarding rape in the second debate consumed the race.
He lost to Joe Donnelly by more than five points.
A copy of the e-mail is below…
It was my pleasure for the past two years to work with Richard as we worked hard, seven days a week, to take back the U.S. Senate.
After a bitter, hard fought campaign, many Republicans all over the country were forced to accept defeat rather than celebrate victory.
In our case, we found our campaign caught in the liberal media cross hairs. Never has Indiana seen a more obvious example of media bias by reporters more interested in defeating conservatives than reporting the news.
We fought back and invested heavily in a last minute push to combat the slew of false accusations Democrats and the liberal media churned up to distract voters.
Unfortunately, scrapping hard for every last vote to defeat Harry Reid left us with a few last minute bills to pay.
Your contribution today will help us close out our campaign’s books and end with zero debt.
Thank you again for being one of our core supporters over the past two years. Your help in retiring our campaign debt is much appreciated.
Finance Director, Mourdock for Senate