Kate Schroder

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John Minchillo, Gary Landers / AP

With seven weeks minus one day to go, Democratic first-time candidate Kate Schroder seems poised to climb to the summit of one of the steepest hills in Southwest Ohio politics – taking down long-time GOP congressman Steve Chabot.

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Morry Gash / AP

You'd have to have your MAGA hat screwed on too tight to believe that Donald Trump, by appointing Louis DeJoy, a political crony who has told a congressional committee that "I know very little about postage stamps," didn't start out with the intent of wrecking the U.S. Postal Service for political purposes.

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Gary Landers / AP

If Democrat Kate Schroder – a first time candidate for anything – pulls off an upset win over Republican incumbent Steve Chabot in Ohio's 1st Congressional District in November, there will be some better-known Democratic politicians in Cincinnati who are going to be deeply depressed.

Michael Keating / WVXU

Issue 7, the 0.8% sales tax hike for transit, passes in official vote count. And there will be a very competitive race in the 1st Congressional District this fall, with Republican incumbent Steve Chabot facing Democrat Kate Schroder.

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Gary Landers / AP

Kate Schroder of Clifton easily defeated Nikki Foster of Warren County in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, setting up a general election race against Republican incumbent Steve Chabot, who has held the seat for the better part of a  quarter century.

COURTESY OF KATE SCHRODER AND NIKKI FOSTER

Ahead of Ohio's mail-in primary on April 28, Cincinnati Edition talks to the candidates about how they are reaching out to voters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today on the program we hear from Ohio First Congressional District candidates Kate Schroder and Nikki Foster.

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Courtesy of Kate Schroder and Nikki Foster

Two Democratic candidates want to challenge Republican Steve Chabot in November. Nikki Foster and Kate Schroder will face off in the March 17 primary for the First Congressional District, which covers western Hamilton County and all of Warren County. The two candidates agree on many issues.

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John Minchillo / AP

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot apparently believes the Federal Elections Commission's finding that $123,625 has come up missing from his campaign fund is not going to hurt his campaign for re-election and that a "thorough audit" will clear things up.

There are only two explanations for him believing this:

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JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

So far, two Democratic women - one from Hamilton County and one from Warren County - are declared candidates for the March primary in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, which Republican Steve Chabot has held for the better part of a quarter century.

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Gary Landers / AP

I've got good news and bad news for Steve Chabot, the Westwood Republican who presumably is running for a 12th two-year term in the U.S. House next year.

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Gary Landers / AP

You would think that, at some point, this gerrymandering trick Ohio Republicans played eight years ago to create a Democrat-proof district for U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot would wear thin.