One of the closely watched races for the US House is in the 1st Congressional district that covers Cincinnati.
Democrat incumbant Steve Driehaus is challenged by Republican hopeful Steve Chabot. Chabot represented the 1st District for seven terms before Driehaus unseated him in 2008 during the Presidential election.
WVXU s Ann Thompson says it's been a very tough race for Driehaus. He lost party support after some bad polling numbers came out in September showing Driehaus twelve percentage points behind Chabot.
Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles is at Democratic headquarters tonight. She said the mood is cautiously optimistic.
"We have people straggling in right now, not a great crowd yet. Usually people don't get here until around 9:30 or 10 o' clock. Most folks who are here say they are cautiously optimistic. They think it's going to be a good night for the democrats regardless of what we keep hearing from the pundits nationwide.
For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen on how the unemployment numbers affect the gubernatorial race, discrepencies in the latest polls, and how national figures don't always help statewide campaigns.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Martin Gottleib from the Dayton Daily News. In the conversation, Gottleib explains why campaign ads are more aggressive this year, and why it may not matter to Ohio voters.