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Congressional Race Tightens Between Incumbent Steve Chabot And Kate Schroder


Rep. Steve Chabot faces a competitive race to retain his seat in Ohio's first congressional district. The Westwood Republican was first elected in 1994, was ousted from his seat during the Democratic wave in 2008 but won back his seat in 2010.

This year he faces Democrat Kate Schroder, a former vice president of the Clinton Health Access Initiative. A recent poll paid for by the House Majority PAC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's campaign organization, shows a race that was a dead heat in earlier polls opening up just a tiny bit in Schroder's favor – Schroder 50%, Chabot 46%.

Democratic Candidate for Ohio's First Congressional District Kate Schroder joins Cincinnati Edition to discuss her campaign.

Cincinnati Edition reached out to Congressman Steve Chabot, but his campaign did not accept our request for an interview.

We're also joined by WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson for perspective on the race.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.