Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar mulling think tank, university posts

Aide dismisses CIA director rumors

INDIANAPOLIS - Sen. Richard Lugar is planning to take a job outside government when he leaves the Senate in January.

   A spokesman for Lugar said the senator has been talking with some think tanks and universities about positions taking advantage of his long tenure as a leading member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee.

   The Republican senator has been mentioned as a possible secretary of state or CIA director under President Barack Obama, but Lugar spokesman Andy Fisher told WIBC that such reports are "without any forethought or knowledge."

   The 80-year-old Lugar was first elected to the Senate in 1976 but lost his bid for a seventh term when he lost the Republican primary in May. Democrat Joe Donnelly will replace Lugar in the Senate.

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