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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Chabot has double the $$$ as Driehaus

No shocker here... Seven-term U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot is leading his opponent in the money race.

Chabot, a Republican from Westwood, submitted his latest campaign finance report to the Federal Election Commission last night. Deadline is midnight tomorrow.

According to his report, Chabot raised $1,118,273 last year, including $531,136 that he raised during the last three months of 2007, during which he hosted President Bush for a fundraiser. Chabot's campaign spent $355,609 in all last year, leaving him with $1,002,614 in the bank.

State Rep. Steve Driehaus, a Democrat from Price Hill, submitted his FEC report on Sunday.

According to Driehaus' report, his campaign raised $479,693 last year, including $191,848 during the last three months of 2007. His campaign, however, only spent $61,031 last year, leaving him with $418,662 in the bank.

Still... Driehaus' $418,662 is less than half the $1,002,614 that Chabot has.


at 6:51 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous give steve his walking papers said...

whats he gonna do with all that cash when he loses? riding mowers and new cars don't cost that much.

at 7:08 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Steve Chabot was first "elected" to Congress, he ran about 10 points ahead of the other Repugs. That started to slip after voters caught on to his nice-guy act.

Then, the Repug redistricting saved his bacon with 100,000 mostly Repugs added to his district. When Bush was "elected" in 2004, he supposedly received a bare majority of the vote in the First District while Combover got 58% against the nice-guy but terrible-candidate Greg Harris.

In 2006, Chabot supposedly received 52% of the vote while Ken Blackwell supposedly got 47%. So, once again, the voters are catching on to Chabot's real agenda of more money for the rich, no rights for women, and lots of taxpayer money for Big Oil.

This year, the Repugs are less popular than ever, more voters are wising up to Combover's antics, and the votes will finally be counted honestly.

Steve Driehaus will cruise to victory by about 58-42%. Subtract 5% for Repugs continuing unpopularity and another 5% for counting the votes honestly this time.

at 7:29 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous obamama said...

Wow. Driehaus started last April and only ended up with 418k in the bank??? Bring back Cranley. Driehaus is Cranley-lite.

at 7:30 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Jeff Capell said...

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at 11:08 PM, January 30, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please notice that liberals always add personal attacks (comb-over) to their "open minded" comments. When you do that you lose the debate.

at 8:29 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big oil, percentages that don't mean anything unless in context, and an amateur prediction. Now that's that we call a Democratic poll. The fact is Steve Chabot is a great guy and an even better Congressman. He's brought tax relief to every single person in his district, supported legislation that supports our troops, been a vioce for fiscal responsibility, and stood up for human life. I actually ran into him at the BP in Westwood where he was filling up that rusty old Buick that he still drives. Unlike the Georgetown mansion that most of Congres lives in Chabot lives in a studio apartment on the outside of the beltway.


at 10:19 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw combover and his old Buick. Westsiders are so gullible, they'll fall for anything.

at 11:21 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whi is Steve Driehaus?

at 11:22 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to Driehaus with Hillary on the ballot!!!

at 11:30 AM, January 31, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the "westsiders" didn't fall for Qualls, Longabaugh or Cranley
- and they aren't going to fall for Driehaus either. Count on it.

at 8:08 PM, February 05, 2008 Anonymous Vox Populi said...

Congressman Steve Chabot will crush Driphaus and add his political hide to his ever-growing collection of democRAT has-beens.

Steve and his reliable 1993 Buick Century just keep motoring along...leaving the liberal moonbats to do their crying anonymously on the Net.
NEWSFLASH: You live in Red State territory, clueless libs - and it's not changing anytime soon.

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