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 DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyGOP Senate candidates trade barbs in brutal Indiana primary Pompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel Democrats mull audacious play to block Pompeo MORE, a centrist Democrat. But Republicans have argued Mourdock will have no problem beating Donnelly, pointing to Sen. Dan CoatsDaniel (Dan) Ray CoatsOvernight Defense: Lawmakers worry over Syria strategy | Trump's base critical of strikes | Flake undecided on Pompeo | Coast Guard plans to keep allowing transgender members | GOP chair wants to cut B from Pentagon agencies Pompeo faces difficult panel vote after grilling by Dems Pompeo confirms he was interviewed by Mueller 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.