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Incumbents roll in Jeffersonville, New Albany mayoral primaries

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Voters at a Floyd County voting center cast ballots in the Indiana primary election May 5, 2015. Voters at a Floyd County voting center cast ballots in the Indiana primary election May 5, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WDRB) -- Voters in 115 Indiana cities headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in mayoral primaries to decide who moves on to November, when Indianapolis will elect a new mayor and voters throughout the state will select who will lead their cities for the next four years.

Southern Indiana races

New Albany mayor Jeff Gahan won the Democratic primary, edging David White with 60 percent of the vote. Gahan will now face republican Kevin Zurschmiede in the November election.

In Jeffersonville, mayor Mike Moore easily took the republican primary over William Meiners. Moore is seeking a second term.

In November he will face Jeffersonville city council member Dennis Julius, who topped Louis Hancock with 85 percent of the vote.

Brewer, Hogsett to vie to succeed Ballard in Indianapolis

Former U.S. attorney Joe Hogsett and restaurateur Chuck Brewer easily won their primaries and will face-off in the race for mayor of Indianapolis.

The winner of the November election will succeed Mayor Greg Ballard. The Republican decided against running for a third term.

Hogsett ran against community activist Larry Vaughn in the Democratic primary and had more than 85 percent of the vote with 80 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night.

Brewer defeated four challengers with more than 75 percent of the vote in the Republican primary.

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