CINCINNATI - Former U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot is getting his seat in Congress back.
Incumbent Democrat Steve Driehaus conceded the race in Ohio's 1st Congressional District to Republican Steve Chabot Tuesday night.
Chabot had 52 percent of the vote to Driehaus' 45 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting.
Chabot lost his seat two years ago when a tide of "change" voters went to the polls and gave Chabot's long-held seat in Washington D.C. to Driehaus.
Now the theme of "change" is center stage again as Chabot regains his seat.
Chabot served seven terms in Congress before losing to Driehaus in 2008.
He is an attorney by trade and previously served as a Hamilton County Commissioner and Cincinnati City Councilman.
During a recent televised debate, Chabot responded to a question on the economy by saying, "We need to get the spending in Washington under control, it is absolutely out of control. It wasn't as fiscally disciplined as it should have been under Republican control it's completely out of control since the Democrats took over completely two years ago."
Ohio's 1st Congressional district includes the western half of Hamilton County and four townships in southeastern Butler County.
"We will be back," Driehaus said in his concession speech.
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