Senator Lugar gives his opinion of the candidates

As you may know, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has endorsed Republican Senator John McCain for president.

Senator Lugar was in South Bend Wednesday, and we asked him to give us his perspective on both presidential candidates.

Lugar says he plans on having a good working relationship with both candidates, no matter who is elected in November.

“I've had a very good association with Senator McCain in the U.S. Senate for over two decades,” Sen. Lugar said. “I've found him to be an independent spirit, a courageous person, a person who is outspoken. He's described frequently in these terms, but I've had the privilege of seeing it firsthand.”

“With Senator Obama, he came to me when I was on the Foreign Relations Committee, when I was chairman in 2005, and said ‘I'd like to go to Russia with you,’” said Sen. Lugar. “He has been a very good member of the Foreign Relations Committee and we have introduced legislation together that dealt with arms control, derivative from the program of the things we've worked on.”

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