Tag Archives: Jim Traficant

Ohio Redistricting Holds Major Implications for Minor Parties and Independent Candidates

It is now established fact that Ohio will lose two congressional seats in the upcoming redistricting process undertaken by the legislature at the turn of each decade. We turn now to Washington Post’s The Fix with some analysis of the situation.

There has been a good bit of consternation among liberals that their champion — Rep.

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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… Read more ...

Traficant’s Last Hurrah

From the online Trib Today:

 Today at 4 p.m. is the deadline for former Congressman James A. Traficant to declare his intent to be a write-in candidate in the Nov. 2 election.

Traficant, 69, is awaiting a decision from Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner’s Office on a tie decision by the Trumbull County Board of Elections on whether to certify nominating petitions for Traficant to appear on the fall ballot as an independent candidate.

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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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