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Fired By Trump, Ex-Contestant Eyes Capitol Hill

Surya-apprentice.jpgHe was fired by Donald Trump. Now Surya Yalamanchili wants to be hired next year by voters in Ohio.

Yalamanchili, a marketing executive who might be remembered by fans of the NBC reality TV program “The Apprentice,” is running as a political independent for the 2nd District House seat of Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, according to a statement of candidacy and a statement of organization he recently filed with the Federal Election Commission.

In an interview on Monday, Yalamanchili emphasized the need for more responsibility and transparency in government. “The overriding issue for this campaign is to get special interests out of the way and get individual people’s voices heard in government again,” he said.