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Ohio 1st District


Steve Chabot*

Steve Chabot* (R)*

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Steve Driehaus

Steve Driehaus (D)

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Ohio Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
House Races:
OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-16

Sen | Gov | OH-1 | OH-2 | OH-15 | OH-18

2004 President: Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleChabot (R)Driehaus (D)Spread
Daily Kos/R20009/30 - 10/1LV4446Driehaus +2
SurveyUSA9/19 - 9/21645 LV4644Chabot +2

Race Summary

Cincinnati Rep. Steve Chabot has faced some tight races since his election in 1994, and this year will be no different. Democrats say state House Minority Whip Steve Driehaus (D) is a much better candidate than 2006 challenger John Cranley, who lost by a 52%-48% margin. Chabot has a maverick reputation, and Driehaus and Democrats' chances at victory might hinge on their ability to tie Chabot to Washington Republicans. The DCCC has yet to invest significant resources in the race.

Previous Election Results

2006: Chabot (R) 52, Cranley (D) 48
2004: Chabot (R) 60, Harris (D) 40
2002: Chabot (R) 65, Harris (D) 35

2004: Bush (R) 51, Kerry (D) 49
2000: Bush (R) 51, Gore (D) 46

All Commentary & News Stories

- Ohio Ponders How to Fill Congressional Vacancy - Boston Herald

- Chabot vs. Driehaus: 2 Peas, Different Pods - Cincinnati Enquirer

- Chabot, Driehaus Differ on Fixes - Cincinnati Enquirer

- Money Pouring in From Outside Ohio - Columbus Dispatch