Steve Chabot Likely To Win Ohio House Seat

Who Runs Gov reports on Steve Chabot: In 2010, amid a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that favored Republicans, Chabot decided to try to reclaim the House seat he lost to Democrat Steve Driehaus in 2008, amid a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that favored Democrats.

Despite his “establishment” credentials, Chabot secured an endorsement from the powerful Tea Party, making the hotly-contested rematch in Ohio a microcosm of voter sentiment in 2010. FoxNews, “Heart of a District: Ohio’s First Congressional District,” September 3, 2010(1)FoxNews, “Heart of a District: Ohio’s First Congressional District,” September 3, 2010

Ironically, Chabot was first swept into office on a similar wave of conservative sentiment: in 1994, when Republicans reclaimed the House for the first time in 40 years, Chabot captured the seat from a long line of Democrats. He managed to fend off Democratic challengers and represent his Cincinnati-area district for the next 14 years.

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