Steve Chabot, Troy Balderson Victorious as GOP Holds on to Ohio Congressional Seats

While Republicans failed to hold control of the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday night, nobody can say that Ohio Republicans didn’t do their part. Republican Congressmen Steve Chabot, Troy Balderson, Dave Joyce and Mike Turner were all targeted for defeat by big-spending Democratic PACs and individuals. They failed to knock…

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Aftab Pureval Gets Wrist Slap from Ohio Elections Commission Following Six-Hour Hearing

Aftab Pureval

After a six-hour hearing Thursday on the campaign spending of Democrat congressional candidate Aftab Pureval, the Ohio Elections Commission dismissed all but the most minor infraction, and slapped him with a $100 fine. The most serious allegation, that he used $16,400 donated to his local clerk-of-courts campaign to buy polling…

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Pureval Calls for New Laws Forcing Ohioans to Be More ‘Welcoming’ of Diverse Communities

In a brief debate exchange mostly ignored by the Ohio media, Aftab Pureval went on record Tuesday night in favor of new laws, at the “federal, state and local levels,” that would force Ohioans to be more “welcoming and inclusive.” Ohio communities should should pass laws requiring citizens to “celebrate”…

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Aftab Pureval’s Campaign Manager Resigns After ‘New Information’ Surfaces on Political Dirty Tricks

Democrat Aftab Pureval announced Wednesday that he has accepted the resignations of his campaign manager, Sarah Topy, and an undisclosed number of staff members. Pureval accepted Topy’s resignation Tuesday night based on “new information,” he told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “Our campaign holds itself to the highest standards of professionalism and accountability,” Pureval…

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Lindsey Graham, Mike Pence Coming to Ohio This Week to Campaign for Republican Candidates

Two heavy hitters will be coming to Ohio this week to campaign for Republican candidates, underscoring how important Ohio has become to the national GOP strategy to retain the U.S. House and a majority of governorships. Just one week before Election Day, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will lead a “Get…

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Aftab Pureval Praises ‘Moral Vision’ of Hollywood Actor Known for Vulgar Anti-Trump Tirades

Hollywood actor Bradley Whitford, an outspoken critic of conservatives who regularly uses vulgar and obscene language to blast President Trump, was thanked for his “moral vision” by Democrat Aftab Pureval. On his Twitter page Thursday night, Pureval posted: Thanks to @WhitfordBradley for coming to Cincinnati and reminding us that politics…

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Money from Wealthy Democrats Pours into Aftab Pureval Coffers from Outside Ohio

One of Aftab Pureval’s primary focus points in his campaign to upend Republican Congressman Steve Chabot and turn Ohio’s first congressional district seat blue, is that Chabot is beholden to “special interests.” Pureval has used that barb in his ads and in both debates so far with Chabot, including the most…

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Aftab Pureval Taken to Task in New TV Ad for His Support of Tax Hikes on Middle Class

A new ad released Wednesday blisters Democrat Aftab Pureval for his support of repealing the Trump tax cuts and what that would mean for middle-class Ohio families. The message is a simple one – Pureval “would take us backward” to the lackluster economic times of former President Barack Obama. The…

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Steve Chabot at Debate: ‘I’m a Work Horse Kind of Guy…He’s a Show Horse’

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1) and his Democrat opponent, Aftab Pureval, went at each other fast and furious in Cincinnati Wednesday night in a no-holds-barred slug fest that made the first debate look like a picnic in the park. Judging by the tone of the debate, hosted by WCPO Channel 9,…

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Aftab Pureval Claims to Have Run ‘Positive’ Campaign But Steve Chabot Calls Him Out

Democrat Aftab Pureval said in his first congressional debate Tuesday night that he’s “run a positive, optimistic campaign.” “Unfortunately my opponent disagrees; he’s committed to a campaign of smears and outright lies,” Pureval said of his opponent, incumbent Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1). “We have to ask ourselves why?” But that…

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