Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican who voted for the CHIPS Act, faces off against Democrat Greg Landsman in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District election

Landsman/Chabot 2022 midterms
Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (right) faces off against Democrat Greg Landsman (left) in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District.Aaron Doster/AP Photo; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call; Insider
  • Rep. Steve Chabot is running against Democrat Greg Landsman in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District.
  • The 1st District encompasses Cincinnati — the third-largest city in Ohio.
  • In July, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the state’s new congressional map for violating the anti-gerrymandering rules.

Longtime Republican Rep. Steve Chabot faces off against Democrat Greg Landsman in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District.

Polls close in the state at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District candidates

Chabot is a member of the Committee on Judiciary. Prior to his time in Congress, he worked as an attorney in Cincinnati, where he handled domestic disputes and the drafting of wills. He was elected to the House in 1994 after he defeated incumbent Rep. David S. Mann. In 1999, the Cincinnati Republican was one of 13 House Republicans appointed to serve in the impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton.

In 2008, he lost his seat to state Rep. Steve Driehaus but won it back in 2010 after he defeated Driehaus in a rematch.

Chabot has fundraised off of the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and opposed Trump’s impeachment. In July, he broke ranks with the GOP and joined most Democrats in supporting the CHIPS and Science Act, a measure meant to strengthen the domestic chips manufacturing industry and boost US scientific research to counter China.

Landsman, Chabot’s challenger, is a former public school teacher and is currently in his 5th year as a member of the Cincinnati City Council. He advanced from the Democratic primary unopposed.

Voting history for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District encompasses Cincinnati — the third-largest city in Ohio — and portions of the suburbs, including the majority-conservative Warren County.

Donald Trump had 3 point percentage point margin of victory over President Joe Biden under the district’s previous boundaries in 2020 before the once-in-a-decade redistricting process following the 2020 Census drew in the whole city of Cincinnati, giving Democrats an edge.

In July, the Ohio Supreme Court struck down the new congressional map for violating the anti-gerrymandering rules in the state Constitution. However, it will still be used in November because candidates were chosen in the primaries using the new map.

The money race

According to OpenSecrets, Chabot has raised $1.9 million, spent $1.6 million, and has $361,071 of cash on hand, as of October 19. His opponent, Landsman, has raised $2.4 million, spent $2 million, and has $443,810 of cash still left to spend, as of October 19.

As of early November, super PACs, national party committees, and other non-candidate groups had together spent about $9.3 million to advocate for or against the candidates.

What experts say

The race between Chabot and Landsman is rated as a “toss-up” by Inside Elections, a “toss-up” by The Cook Political Report, and a “toss-up” by Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

Read the original article on Business Insider

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