CINCINNATI (AP) -- Fourth-term U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt has lost the Republican primary in her Cincinnati-area district to an Iraq war veteran.
Schmidt called Army combat surgeon Brad Wenstrup to concede just before midnight Tuesday. He held a 6-point lead with 99 percent of precincts reporting in the four-way race.
Democrat William Smith led the Democratic primary to oppose Wenstrup in the southern Ohio district that stretches east from Cincinnati into Appalachia.
Schmidt was first elected in a 2005 special election.
Wenstrup was an unsuccessful nominee in the Cincinnati mayoral race in which Democrat Mark Mallory won re-election in 2009. He said he wants to change government, cut spending and empower small businesses.