Schmidt wins in a landslide

May 7th, 2010    Author: Brett A. Roller    Filed Under: News

Congresswoman Jean Schmidt will be the Republican’s choice to face-off against Democratic candidate Surya Yalamanchili following a decisive victory in the Second Congregational District primary Tuesday.

Schmidt took 61.61 percent of the vote in the unofficial results.

“I am honored by the overwhelming support I have received from the people of the Second Congressional District,” Schmidt said in a released statement. “I have always believed that if you listen to the people you represent and vote accordingly the voters will support you. This landslide victory also shows that the voters will reward hard work at the polls.”

The closest of the three challengers was Warren County Commissioner Michael Kilburn with 22.3 percent followed by Debbi Alsfelder with 8.9 percent and Tim Martz with 7.18 percent.

Schmidt took every county in the district and took her home county, Clermont, with 9,271 votes followed by Kilburn with 2,400.

Schmidt accepted the nod of approval from the southern Ohio district and acknowledged her opponents.

"I would like to thank the voters of the Second Congressional District, and I pledge to continue to work to earn their support in November," Schmidt said. "I would also like to congratulate my primary opponents and look forward to working with them to take back the US House of Representatives this fall."
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