Ohio Democrat Kate Schroder wins primary to challenge Steve Chabot

Ohio Democrat Kate Schroder wins primary to challenge Steve Chabot
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Democrat Kate Schroder won the party's primary in Ohio’s 1st District, setting her up to challenge Rep. Steve ChabotSteven (Steve) Joseph ChabotDemocrats release bilingual ads on police reform bill Ohio is suddenly a 2020 battleground House passes bill to grant flexibility for small business aid program MORE (R) in November.

Schroder, a former Clinton Health Access Initiative executive, defeated Nikki Foster, a Navy veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, to win the Democratic nomination for the Cincinnati-area seat. 

"Even in the face of a global health crisis, I’m so grateful to those who put their faith in this movement and the ideals that we stand for. I am honored to be the Democratic nominee for #OH01. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. More to come in the morning. Let’s do this!" Schroder tweeted.

The state's 1st District is a top Democratic target after Chabot, who is now running for his 13th term, won reelection in 2018 by under 5 points. The seat is rated as "lean Republican" by The Cook Political Report.

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Ohio's primary was delayed from last month because of fears over the coronavirus and was primarily conducted by mail.