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ITW: Guests talk Trump, legislative priorities

Posted at 6:46 PM, Dec 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-20 15:55:00-05

On Indianapolis This Week, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma sat down with Indianapolis This Week Host Rafael Sanchez to discuss legislative priorities for the January session.

Bosma said the top priority this session will be to fund improvements for the state's roads and bridges.

“It’s a done deal that it’s top priority. I actually announced last April that it would be our top priority this year. The Governor’s plan that he put on the table is a good start. It acknowledges that we all agree it’s an important issue. You can’t claim to be the Crossroads of America and have crumbling infrastructure,” he said.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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Plus, Rep. Luke Messer talked about the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy and the possibility of a brokered Republican convention.

A Bellwether poll released earlier this month has Trump leading the Republican primary by a hefty margin among Hoosier voters. The poll shows Trump with a 26 percent share of potential Republican and Republican-leaning primary voters. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for second place with 17 percent each. Ben Carson ranked fourth with 16 percent.

“Right now you’re in the midst of a very competitive presidential election. I think it’s highly likely the race is still competitive by the time it comes to Indiana in May. In fact, it may be competitive all the way to the convention. Each individual delegate is bound on the first ballot in the election, but if no candidate gets a majority of those delegates, then you could go multiple ballots as the Republicans try to select their nominee," Messer said. 

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

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