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State Sen. Merritt on primary win, issues facing Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – State Sen. Jim Merritt will face Joe Hogsett in the race for Indianapolis mayor.

Merritt and Hogsett both won their party’s primary on Tuesday.

Merritt picked up 83% of the Republican vote.

On Wednesday, following his primary win, Merritt stopped by Daybreak.

He talked about his primary win, looking ahead to the general election and the issues facing the city of Indianapolis.

Some of the topics he discussed include how to improve infrastructure and cracking down on the city’s violent crime rate.