A Democratic congressman from Ohio got a boost from his state's elections commission on Thursday in his campaign to prevent an anti-abortion group from running billboards attacking him for supporting the healthcare bill.
The decision by a three-member panel of the Ohio Elections Commission allows U.S. Rep. Steve Driehaus to move forward with a complaint alleging that the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group, is deliberately lying about his record when it says he supports government-funded abortion because of his March vote for healthcare reform.
New York (CNN) - Ohio Democrat Steve Driehaus is trying to turn losing his party's financial support into a winning message.
The freshman House Democrat learned this week that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was pulling resources out of his re-election campaign, a sign national Democrats consider it a losing battle.
Editor's Note: In the final 100 days before Election Day, CNN has been profiling one race at random each day from among the nation's top 100 House races, which we've dubbed "The CNN 100." Read the full list here . Today's featured district is:
OH 01: Rep. Steve Driehaus (D) defends his seat from former Rep. Steve Chabot (R)
Primary: May 4, 2010
Location: Western Cincinnati
Days until the election: 20
The Cincinnati suburbs are not a great place to run as a Democrat in an anti-Democratic year. Democratic Rep. Steve Driehaus, who only wrestled this seat from the hands of former Republican Rep. Steve Chabot in 2008, may lose his seat to the man who held it only two years ago.