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Former Congressman Jim Traficant Now Seems Likely to be on Ballot

Ballot Access News:

According to this news story, elections officials in Mahoning County, Ohio, have found some more valid signatures for independent congressman candidate Jim Traficant, so that he is likely to be on the ballot for U.S. House in the 17th district

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James Traficant Finds Error in State’s Determination of How Many Signatures He Needs

Ballot Access News:

James Traficant, a former Democratic member of Congress from Ohio, attempted to run this year as an independent candidate for U.S. House in Ohio’s 17th district. However, he was told that he needed 2,199 valid signatures, and after his petition was checked, he was told that he only had 2092 valid signatures.… Read more ...

Uncovered Politics covers independent candidate, former Congressman James Traficant

Former IPR editor Austin Cassidy at Uncovered Politics:

[Traficant] served as Sheriff of Mahoning County from 1981 to 1985 and in 1983, was charged with racketeering for accepting bribes. Traficant, who represented himself in the criminal trial, argued that he accepted the bribes only as part of an “undercover investigation” into corruption.

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Traficant Considers Filing In Two Districts, Decides On One

James Traficant, the former Congressman and inmate from Ohio, has officially decided to run for his old congressional district, the 17th of Ohio, which is now occupied by his former aide, Rep. Tim Ryan (D). He had considered running in two separate districts, but has apparently abandoned the idea.

Traficant, a former Democratic congressman (1985-2002) who served a seven-year prison sentence for corruption, filed paperwork to run as an independent in the 17th and suggested top Ohio media that he would also file to run in the 6th district, a more conservative and rural district held by Rep.

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James Traficant confirms he will run as Independent

By Emily Goodin in The Hill:

Former Rep. James Traficant (D-Ohio) will run for Congress again as an independent.

Traficant, who was convicted on bribery and racketeering charges in 2002, did not say which district he would run in but confirmed to CNN’s Kyra Philips he’s making a return to politics.

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Former Congressman James Traficant Says He Is Now an Independent, May Run for Congress in 2010

Ballot Access News:

On February 20, James Traficant said on his radio show that he is no longer a Democrat, that he is an independent, and that he may run for Congress this year. See this story. Thanks to Carter Momberger for the link. Traficant was a 9-term Democratic member of Congress from Ohio.… Read more ...