Chabot defeats Driehaus in rematch

CINCINNATI - Former U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot is getting his seat inCongress back.

Incumbent Democrat Steve Driehaus conceded the race in Ohio's1st Congressional District to Republican Steve Chabot Tuesdaynight.

Chabot had 52 percent of the vote to Driehaus' 45 percent with99 percent of precincts reporting.

Chabot lost his seat two years ago when a tide of "change"voters went to the polls and gave Chabot's long-held seat inWashington D.C. to Driehaus.

Now the theme of "change" is center stage again as Chabotregains his seat.

Chabot served seven terms in Congress before losing to Driehausin 2008.

He is an attorney by trade and previously served as a HamiltonCounty Commissioner and Cincinnati City Councilman.

During a recent televised debate, Chabot responded to a questionon the economy by saying, "We need to get the spending inWashington under control, it is absolutely out of control. Itwasn't as fiscally disciplined as it should have been underRepublican control it's completely out of control since theDemocrats took over completely two years ago."

Ohio's 1st Congressional district includes the western half ofHamilton County and four townships in southeastern ButlerCounty.

"We will be back," Driehaus said in his concession speech.