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Canter goes on to attack Mourdock for an alleged pay-to-play scandal and for backing a lawsuit against Chrysler's government-backed bankruptcy plan, accusing him of spending $2 million of taxpayer money on the lawsuit that could have cost Indiana more than 100,000 jobs, in their estimate. The attack has been one Democrats had not yet made publicly because they didn't want to help Lugar, whom most see as a much tougher general-election candidate than Mourdock. 

Democrats believe that they can beat Mourdock in the Republican-leaning state with Rep. Joe DonnellyJoe DonnellyIndiana GOP rep: Likely primary opponent 'lying about my family' Dem senator to sell stock in family company that uses outsourced labor Vulnerable senators raise big money ahead of 2018 MORE, a centrist Democrat. But Republicans have argued Mourdock will have no problem beating Donnelly, pointing to Sen. Dan CoatsDan CoatsTrump intel chief: No agencies dispute Russian election meddling Obama intel chief wonders if Trump is trying to make 'Russia great again' Overnight Cybersecurity: White House says 'cyber unit' with Russia wouldn't share intel | Colorado moves to audit digital voting | Top State Department cyber official leaving | Dow Jones customer data exposed MORE's (R-Ind.) 15-point win over another centrist Democrat in 2010 and arguing Donnelly's support of Democrats' health insurance overhaul will be toxic in the race.