United States House Election from Ohio’s 1st District

  • 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 anti-gerrymandering rules.

Longtime Republican Rep. Steve Chabot takes on Democrat Greg Landsman in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District.

Candidates for Ohio’s 1st congressional district

Chabot is a member of the Judicial Committee. Before his time in Congress, he worked as an attorney in Cincinnati, where he handled domestic disputes and drafting wills. He was elected to the House in 1994 after defeating incumbent Representative David S. Mann. In 1999, the Cincinnati Republican was one of 13 House Republicans nominated 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 defeating Driehaus in a rematch.

Chabot raised funds through 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 intended to strengthen the domestic chipmaking industry and boost American scientific research to counter China. .

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

Voting history for Ohio’s 1st congressional district

Ohio’s 1st Congressional District encompasses Cincinnati – Ohio’s third-largest city – and parts of the suburbs, including Warren County.

Former President Donald Trump had a 3 percentage point margin of victory over President Joe Biden under the district’s previous boundaries in 2020 before it was redrawn to carve out the western part of Hamilton County – a key Democratic area – in the redistricting after the 2020 census, changing his political leaning from Republican to Democrat.

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

The race for money

According to OpenSecrets, Chabot raised $1.7 million, spent $1.1 million, and has $683,565 in cash as of September 30. His opponent, Landsman, raised $2.1 million, spent $1.4 million and still has $652,644 in cash to spend as of September 30.

By mid-October, super PACs, national party committees and other non-candidate groups had together spent about $5.5 million advocating for or against candidates.

What the experts say

The race between Chabot and Landsman is classified 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.

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