MASON, Ohio (AP) — An Air Force veteran and daughter of immigrants says she's running for Congress in the Ohio district held by veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (SHAH'-but).
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Nagels' home is a house divided.
Mindy Nagel usually votes Democratic, while husband Tom usually goes Republican. But that's only part of it — their bedroom is in...
Singer-songwriter John Legend headlines early voting rally
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Ohio native and singer-songwriter John Legend has headlined an early voting rally with Democrats in suburban Cincinnati.
Legend co-hosted the rally with congressional candidate Aftab Pureval (AF' tab-PYUR' vawl) and other Democrats in Norwood on Sunday.
Legend told the crowd the Republican Party "is afraid of democracy." Pureval and a marching band later led the crowd to the nearby Hamilton County Board of Elections, where hundreds lined up to vote.
House candidate’s campaign manager resigns days before vote
CINCINNATI (AP) — The campaign manager for a Democratic candidate seeking a congressional seat in the Cincinnati area has resigned days after Republicans officials accused one of the candidate's workers of stealing voter data from his opponent.
Candidates in heated Ohio US House race set for last debate
CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Republican congressman and a Democratic county official trying to unseat him in southwest Ohio are meeting in their third and last scheduled debate.
Sen. Lindsey Graham to campaign in Ohio for GOP candidates
CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is coming to Ohio to campaign for GOP candidates in two races in the Nov. 6 election.
The South Carolina Republican is scheduled to be in Cincinnati on Tuesday to rally support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine and for incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (SHA'-but).
DeWine's campaign announced Graham's visit in a release Sunday.
House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum
AMBERLEY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter.
Republican Rep. Steve Chabot and Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval picked up where months of negative TV ads in their race left off, with each accusing the other of lying about the other's record as they sat side-by-side Tuesday evening in a forum organized by Jewish community groups in suburban Cincinnati.
Trump returning to Ohio to rally Republican voters
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to Ohio to try to boost GOP candidates in a Republican-dominated area.
Trump will headline a Friday evening rally at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, northeast of Cincinnati. The county is a GOP stronghold, and Trump won two out of every three votes there in 2016 as he decisively carried Ohio.
Election official punished for redacting campaign checks
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — A county elections official in Ohio who acknowledges redacting checks from a Democratic congressional candidate's campaign will lose two weeks of vacation as punishment.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Democrat Sally Krisel was penalized for blacking out memo lines on four checks from Aftab Pureval's (AF'-tab PYUR'-vawlz) campaign. Pureval is running against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot in Ohio's 1st District.
3 televised debates planned in heated US House race
CINCINNATI (AP) — Three televised debates are planned in a hotly contested Ohio congressional race.
Republican Rep. Steve Chabot (SHAH'-but) and Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval (AF'-tab PYUR'-vawl) will clash three times in October ahead of the Nov. 6 election. Chabot is seeking a 12th term in the House District 1. Pureval is coming off a major local upset in 2016, when he unseated the incumbent clerk of courts for Hamilton County.
Election board to probe congressional candidate’s expenses
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Election Commission has voted to further investigate allegations that a Democratic congressional candidate used funds from a local race to bolster his campaign for a U.S. Representative seat.
Ohio lawmaker becomes newest member of House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Troy Balderson of Ohio has been sworn in as the newest member of Congress.
Balderson, 56, defeated Democrat Danny O'Connor last month in an expensive, hard-fought special election to succeed longtime U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who retired in January.
Members of the Ohio delegation stood with Balderson as he took the oath. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, a Democrat, and Rep. Steve Chabot, a Republican, introduced him to his new colleagues.
Democrats look to longshot territory for midterm gains
MASON, Ohio (AP) — As Aftab Pureval campaigns for Congress in southwest Ohio, he sometimes smilingly introduces himself as "a brown dude with a funny name."
The Ohio native is the son of a Tibet-born mother and India-born father. He first upset the Cincinnati political order in 2016, winning the Hamilton County clerk of court's post that had been in Republican hands for a century. Now the 35-year-old attorney-turned-politician wants to unseat veteran Republican Rep. Steve Chabot.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democrat seeking to flip Ohio's 1st Congressional District in November says he won't support U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi for Speaker if the party regains control of the House of Representatives.
SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan touted the federal tax overhaul Thursday during a visit to a grocery chain's plant with an Ohio Republican who is facing a spirited Democratic challenge in November.
Officials of Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. said tax cuts have enabled the company to increase tuition assistance for employees along with other benefits ranging from higher company contributions to their retirement plans to expanded employee discounts.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Veteran Republican Ohio congressman Steve Chabot (SHAH'-but) has won his party's nomination as he seeks a 12th term.
The west-side Cincinnati congressman handily defeated Samuel Ronan in Tuesday's vote.
Chabot faces a tougher challenge in November in the traditionally Republican 1st District. Democrats rallied around Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval (PYUR'-vahl) for their congressional nomination after his surprise county victory in 2016.
Democrats targeting six Ohio congressional seats
WASHINGTON - Democrats hope to pick up as many as six congressional seats in Ohio this November as they try to win back control of the U.S. House of Representatives by riding a grassroots backlash against President Donald Trump.
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Proposed legislation addresses intellectual property protection for business owners
U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Pa,) recently joined with Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Steve Chabot (D-Ohio) and ranking member of the House Small Business Committee, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) to consider a strong package of bills in the Small Business Committee.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan on Saturday cheered a new U.S. law that encourages expanded contacts between officials from Washington and the self-governing island democracy that China claims as its own and has increasingly sought to isolate diplomatically.
Congress shuts down government shut down after five hours
WASHINGTON, D. C. - A brief government funding lapse ended Friday morning with a 240-186 House of Representatives vote on a bipartisan spending bill that will add to federal debt by channeling billions of dollars into domestic and military spending programs.
After the U.S. Senate approved the measure by a 71 to 28 margin after midnight with support from Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
Democrat says he will challenge veteran GOP US Rep. Chabot
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Asian-American Democrat who scored a stunning upset in Hamilton County's 2016 election plans to challenge a veteran Republican congressman.
Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab (AF'-tab) Pureval (PER'-uh-vuhl) announced plans Wednesday to run in Ohio's House District 1, which 65-year-old Steve Chabot (SHAH'-but) has served 20 years. At least two other Democrats have said they are running. The filing deadline for the May 8 primary is Feb. 7.
Did you get the memo? Facts about Ohio Republicans’ drive to #ReleaseTheMemo
Did you get the memo? Facts about Ohio Republicans' drive to #ReleaseTheMemo
WASHINGTON - Bainbridge Township GOP Rep. Dave Joyce calls it "deeply disturbing." Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan says he was "shocked."
House Judiciary Committee members latest from Congress to visit Rio Grande Valley
McALLEN — Two days before House Speaker Paul Ryan visited the Rio Grande Valley for a fundraiser last week, a congressional delegation toured the region.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.; Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Steve Chabot, R-Ohio and Steve King, R-Iowa, met with various area officials, toured different facilities and got input about the enforcement of immigration law.
GOP congressmen in Ohio lay low amid town hall push
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans concerned about repeal of the federal health care law and stoked by liberal groups opposed to President Donald Trump's actions have organized town halls across the battleground state during this week's congressional recess.
Most Republican congressional representatives are skipping the events, often citing schedule conflicts.