The Corner

A Stupak Democrat Adrift

Rep. Steve Driehaus, who stood with Rep. Bart Stupak in March, may not be coming back:

Seven months later, Stupak has announced his retirement. But Driehaus is running for reelection, and the shadow from March still lingers in Cincinnati’s seven hills.

Back in Ohio’s 1st district, Driehaus is struggling to fend off Republican Steve Chabot, who had represented the district for seven terms, starting with the Contract with America election in 1994, until Driehaus topped him by 14,000 votes in 2008. Chabot, a self-described “social conservative” who once sponsored a bill to ban partial-birth abortion, has hammered Driehaus on his health-care maneuvers at almost every campaign stop.

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