House 12 race still close
By Teresa Auch Schultz email@example.com May 8, 2012 9:52PM
Updated: June 11, 2012 8:28AM
Attorney William “Bill” Fine appeared to win the Republican nomination for Indiana House District 12 in a close battle.
According to preliminary totals, he beat competitor Peter Karagan with 52 percent of the vote.
However, Fine said the race was too close for him to call Tuesday evening. “It’s my nature not to come to any conclusions,” he said.
Karagan said no matter who won, he hoped that person would win the November election, and he would support Fine if he wins the primary.
“I think it’s fabulous for the Republican party that we had a contested race like this to energize a lot of the people,” he said.
Fine, who ran two yeas ago for Lake County Superior judge, has recently said he has hope of winning District 12 in the General Election over incumbent Mara Candelaria Reardon because of the way it was redrawn last year.
The district now incorporates more of Munster and Highland, which he said could give him a boost.
Reardon was unopposed in her race. Fine ran on working to move the financial burden of poor relief from townships to the state, saying North and Calumet townships carried a heavy burden when everyone in the state needed to pitch in.