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Senator Richard Lugar (R- IN): “Thanks for the piece of education”

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Road Team: At an event touting Indiana’s newest biodiesel fueling station, we had a chance to catch up with Senator Richard Lugar. Senator Lugar has held his office for thirty years, and serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In other words, he knows his stuff. But again, even though he’d clearly given thought to the idea of making Election Day a holiday, he didn’t know why we vote on Tuesdays- although he seemed glad when Jake could fill him in.

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