Incumbent Steve Chabot (R) defeated Kate Schroder (D) and Kevin Kahn (L) in the general election for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. Chabot was first elected in 1994 and won re-election in every year since, other than 2008. He last won election in 2018, defeating Aftab Pureval 51.3% to 46.9%.
Both parties’ Hill committees targeted the 1st District this year. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) included Schroder on its list of Red to Blue candidates, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) placed Chabot in its Patriot Program. The two groups spent a combined $5 million in the district.