The American Review of Politics
In 2006 the Democratic Party swept both houses of Congress. It was a tidal wave. For the first time since 1994, both branches of the legislature were under Democratic Party control. While many of his Republican colleagues lost in 2006, Steve Chabot survived by narrowly defeating Cin-cinnati City Council member John Cranley by roughly 9,000 votes. The political environment favored the Democrats again in 2008, and this year the Democrats believed that Steve Driehaus, the Minority Whip in the Ohio state legislature, was the person to unseat Chabot.
Adkins, Randall E. and Petrow, Gregory A., "Riding Obama's Coattails: The Democrats Finally Take the Ohio 1st" (2009). Political Science Faculty Publications. 8.