In a tight race that was only decided minutes before midnight former state senator Dr. Joe Schwarz beat out Brad Smith for the Republican 7th Congressional District.
Schwarz credited his success to, "Hard work and campaigning on the issues."
Pollsters said in order for the former state senator to win, he needed to have a strong showing of independent voters and do well in Eaton County.
Schwarz campaign managers say they were able to win Eaton County, and that had a significant impact in his success.
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