115 Indiana cities holding mayoral primaries on Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Residents in 115 Indiana cities will head to the polls Tuesday to vote in mayoral primaries.

One of the most-watched races will be in Indianapolis, where voters will decide which candidates will vie to replace Mayor Greg Ballard. The Republican proved in 2007 that favorites don’t always win when he defeated incumbent Democrat Bart Peterson to become the first challenger in 40 years to unseat an Indianapolis mayor.

Residents in South Bend and Gary will decide whether Democratic mayors Pete Buttigieg and Karen Freeman-Wilson should advance to November.

Five-term Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard faces one of his biggest GOP primary challenges in the Indianapolis suburb. City Council President Rick Sharp has criticized Brainard over the city’s debt and tax breaks Brainard has approved for developers.