On Monday, Mourdock referenced Lincoln's "House Divided," speech. Lincoln gave the address June 16, 1858, in Springfield, Ill., after accepting the Illinois Republican Party's nomination as United States Senator.
Mourdock was quick to point out not much has changed since Lincoln gave the speech.
"We are a house divided," Mourdock told members of the Clay County Republican Club. "But like Mr. Lincoln, I do not believe the house will fall."
The 60-year-old Republican was the guest speaker at the club's event, which took place at the Clay County Senior Citizen's Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Brazil.
Mourdock said he's pleased with the direction the Republican Party is heading.
"We've got great things going on," he said. "We need to go forward as a party to state a vision as to what this country can be."
Mourdock is running for the senate seat currently occupied by Richard Lugar, who has given 50-plus years of his life to public service.
"I have great respect for (Lugar)," Mourdock said. "(Fifty years of service) is no small thing."
However, Mourdock said when he officially threw his hat in the ring in February 2011, he wanted to take his brand of conservatism to Washington, D.C.
"We are living in historical times," Mourdock said. "We get to play our role in history."
Mourdock stressed Republicans must, "sell the argument. Sell the idea. Sell the message of conservatism."
"Bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy," he added.
In addition, 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon and State Representative District 44 Jim Baird, were also in attendance.
Both were given an opportunity to give updates on the state of the state and the state of the union.
Baird said the Right to Work Bill is on the agenda for Tuesday and the state legislature is also looking into the Amazon Bill, where the state could collect a sales tax over Internet purchases.
"Things are really moving fast," Baird said.
Bucshon also provided an update from the federal level.
"It's a mess," Bucshon said. "But we've made some progress."