12 from '12: The Year In Politics

The year 2012 may have forever changed national and local politics. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent $2 billion between them to win the White House. Our area said goodbye to long-time U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. Although they both supported Mitt Romney, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political fortunes grew after Hurricane Sandy while Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett saw his polls plummet.