- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Republicans maintained their slight edge over Democrats in the control of mayoral offices in Indiana’s cities.

Unofficial results reported to the state Election Division from Tuesday’s vote counts show Republican candidates for mayor winning 60 races, with Democrats winning 55. Independent candidates prevailed in five cities: Bedford, Delphi, Greendale, Mitchell and Southport.

While Republican won more mayoral offices, Democratic mayors will lead seven of the state’s 10 largest cities.

Former U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett gave Democrats the biggest victory by taking the Indianapolis mayor’s office. He will replace Republican Mayor Greg Ballard, who didn’t seek re-election.

The outcome in the southern Indiana city of Jasper remains uncertain, as the Republican and Democratic candidates were tied with 1,856 votes each pending a possible recount.

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