Chabot is running for his 8th term from Ohio’s 1st District, but the most recent poll data I can find shows Driehaus is up by 2 points. That’s within the margin of error and shows that this race is a dead heat. Now, to make things a bit more interesting, tonight’s debate may not be televised because a write-in candidate has complained that he was being left out.
Although there is plenty in common with Chabot and Driehaus, there are many differences too. Chabot voted against the bailout, Driehaus would have voted for it. Chabot supports letting workers invest some of their Social Security money on their own, Driehaus doesn’t. Chabot wants military leaders instead of lawmakers to make decisions on when to withdraw from Iraq, Driehaus wants to start “responsible, phased redeployment from Iraq.”
From what I can tell, aside from Issue 6, Chabot and Driehaus have the most local political ads on TV. Finance reports showed that Chabot had raised $2.2 million to Driehaus’s $1.1 million. I guess I’ll have to suffer through more ads before election day.
Chabot won a close race two years ago against John Cranley. Chabot has the highest percentage of black constituents, 27.5%, of any Republican district in the state. The race looks to be much more difficult this year than 2006.
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Written by admin on October 22, 2008