Nikki Foster

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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.