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Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett is expected to announce his re-election bid tomorrow.  Hogsett’s campaign sent out an e-mail encouraging supporters to show up at the new Phoenix Theater on Illinois Street at 5:30 p.m. for an announcement.

Hogsett has made several moves that have indicated he would run for a second term, including a new initiative to address homelessness and downtown panhandling, council approval of the new criminal justice center as well as a new street repair and paving program.

Back in October Indy Politics conducted a poll of Hogsett’s job performance.  While his approval rating was 65 percent, only 51 percent of voters thought he should be re-elected and only 47 percent of those responded thought the city was on the right track.

On the Republican side, Hogsett’s list of likely challengers includes  State Senator Jim Merritt, former Indy City-County Councilor Jose Evans,  Butler-Tarkington Neighborhood activist Ted Feeney, and local businessman John Schmitz.

Photo:  Abdul/Indy Politics