Mark Seabrook’s challenge to Slick Jeffie regarded favorably by Indiana political analyst Brian Howey.

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The veteran Indiana politics reporter Brian Howey inserts his New Albany mayoral reference up front, but offers no further details.

City halls most likely to see a party change include New Albany, where Republican Mark Seabrook is challenging Mayor Jeff Gahan

However, of the three races Howey rates as most likely for a party change, New Albany’s is the only one without an open seat. Howey even mentioning this race is very interesting, indeed. Gahan has huge amounts of money, but the electoral math speaks a different language.

Horse Race: Mayoral races enter homestretch, by Brian Howey (Howey Politics Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS – We’re a month out from mayoral elections and at this point, we do not detect a significant change wave as we’ve seen in past cycles that ousted more than a dozen mayors. There is little polling data available, so our assessments are based on past history, who’s advertising and how the various candidates and campaigns are acting.

City halls most likely to see a party change include New Albany, where Republican Mark Seabrook is challenging Mayor Jeff Gahan; the open seat in Kokomo, with Republican Howard County Commissioner Tyler Moore facing Democrat Abbie Smith; and another open seat in Elkhart where former Republican mayor Dave Miller is facing Democrat Rod Roberson after Republican Mayor Tim Neese decided not to seek a second term.

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