Who was the most notable newsmaker of 2012?

Local power broker Mark Miles chairs widely hailed Super Bowl Host Committee and later is appointed CEO of racing juggernaut Hulman & Co. [16 votes] (2%)
Glenda Ritz pulls off surprise election upset over state schools superintendent Tony Bennett, forcing education reformers to dig in their heels. [519 votes] (79%)
After receiving $120 million retention bonus, Simon Property Group CEO David Simon keeps company's stock climbing. [6 votes] (1%)
Tea party-backed Richard Mourdock pummels U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar in Republican primary, and then loses seat to Democrat Joe Donnelly. [82 votes] (12%)
Gov. Mitch Daniels presides over budget surplus, tax refunds and flurry of job announcements while packing bags for president's post at Purdue. [37 votes] (6%)
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