WFHB’s Annual countdown of the top ten news stories of the year begins Wednesday! Here’s some nostalgia for you to ease the anticipation – the top news story of 2012 “A Penny for Your Votes”
For a full recap of last year’s list: check out our archives!
2012 saw many Americans captivated by the most expensive presidential election in history – at the same time, political money poured into Indiana and Monroe County from around the country in efforts to affect our elections. Of course, local businesses and people also tossed their money into the pot, to help their candidates buy TV ads, campaign signs, robo-calls and the like; and thanks to a Supreme Court ruling from a couple years ago, there were fewer limits this time around on what could be given to help, or hurt, political candidates. The Daily Local News covered money in politics all year, from the race for governor, to the U.S. Congress, to local races in Monroe County.