Rep. Cantor disowns Young Guns’ endorsement of really, really old gun Sen. Lugar

Say what, Rep. Cantor?

The Young Guns Network is a group started by two former Cantor aides that shares its name with a book authored by Cantor. The organization has spent over $100,000 on Sen. Dick Lugar’s reelection effort in Indiana.

That’s 80-year-old “young gun” Dick Lugar, by the way.

Conservatives have criticized the YG Network for funding a pro-Lugar mailer that encouraged non-Republicans to vote against Richard Mourdock in today’s GOP primary contest. Clearly Cantor is eager to distance himself from that, but conservatives aren’t buying the “Dick who?” routine.

Heh. Cantor disowning the Lugar endorsement by Young Guns.

— Tabitha Hale (@TabithaHale) May 8, 2012

Ha! RT @LukeRussert:Cantor on Young Guns 4 Lugar: "I have not gotten involved in that race, this is an outside group I have no control over"

— Barney Keller (@barneykeller) May 8, 2012

Now that is a lie! RT @LukeRussert: Cantor on Young Guns 4 Lugar: "I have not gotten involved (cont)

— George Templeton (@rodentpolitics) May 8, 2012