Indiana state Sen. Mike Delph (R), the man some conservative activists in the state are courting to primary Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) in 2012, says he already has the attention of national Republicans.
In an interview, Delph told The Ballot Box that his very public flirtation with a potential run against Lugar in a Republican primary has attracted the notice of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, although he hasn’t exactly heard from the committee just yet.
“I’ve already been told the NRSC is Googling my name,” said Delph, who claimed that a local Indiana blogger told him he had tracked IP addresses on his blog back to the committee’s Washington headquarters. “So they’re doing their research and trying to find out about me.”