Schmidt wins in a landslide

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.”