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Indiana mayoral races skirt partisanship for mundane issues

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 Indiana's November mayoral races are heating in the state's three largest cities.
   But far removed from the partisan fires that light up the national political landscape, these races are focusing on more mundane matters, like the competent delivery of city services.
   In the Republican stronghold of Fort Wayne, Democratic incumbent front-runner Tom Henry is seeking a third term, basing his appeal on road paving, sidewalk repair and downtown development. Meanwhile, in Democratic leaning Evansville, the incumbent Republican Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is running for re-election, citing job growth and a cleaner city.
   In Indianapolis, Democrat Joe Hogsett is considered the favorite to take over for outgoing Republican Greg Ballard. Both Hogsett and Republican Chuck Brewer have said they would hire more police and expand pre-K education.

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