Return of a Tightwad: Steve Chabot’s Fiscal Conservatism Points him Back to the House
9:30 AM, Oct 22, 2010 • By DAVID WOLFFORD
Driehaus, meanwhile, hasn’t given up. He has a reputation as a tireless shoe leather campaigner. His father served as Hamilton County chairman years ago, and his sister holds a local seat in the Ohio House of Representatives. He came out swinging at the final debate, calling Chabot’s one-month severance to his staff upon leaving office a “bonus” and claiming that Exxon, Wall Street, and the health care industry “want their old friend back.” Chabot looked irritated—or maybe just impatient to get back to Capitol Hill.
David Wolfford teaches government and politics in Cincinnati.