Rep. Steve Chabot beats Aftab Pureval in Ohio 1st race, AP reports

Democrat Aftab Pureval has lost to U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Cincinnati, to represent Ohio’s 1st Congressional District, which includes all of Warren County, the Associated Press reports.

The district also includes most of Cincinnati in Hamilton County.

Chabot has been in Congress all but two years since 1995. Pureval is the Hamilton County’s Clerk of Courts.

Chabot says he supports entrepreneur-friendly policies, recent tax code changes and increased defense spending, but he also wants to reduce the national debt.

Pureval said his priorities are affordable health care, protecting social security and Medicare, and ending “gridlock and dysfunction” in Washington.

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