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Is Traficant's comeback over?



Published: Fri, July 2, 2010 @ 11:42 p.m.

By DAVID SKOLNICK

skolnick@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Ex-U.S. Rep. Jim Traficant’s political comeback may already be over.

The Trumbull County Board of Elections will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to determine how many valid signatures Traficant has on his nominating petitions.

If the petitions Traficant supporters collected in Mahoning, Portage and Summit counties are an indication, Traficant’s bid to run in November as an independent candidate for the 17th Congressional District is done.

Portions of those three counties and Trumbull make up the congressional district.

For the complete stories, read Saturday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.


Comments

1oldfitchstudent(3 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

I want to get on the nominating petition... how do I go about it?... Campaigned for Jim when he was congressman and will do again in a heartbeat... steer me to the site for nominations and campaigning... thanks

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2valleypolitics(88 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

The only reason this felon had any chance was because the dumb media in this town keeps writing stories on him. Stop already! Write some stories that will actually help move our community forward, not back.

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3MonarchPass(2 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Hopefully, the good people of Northeast Ohio, and especially of the Mahoning Valley, have ended the sad and embarassing "comeback" of this corrupt, buffoonish throwback.

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4danielsdad(28 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Jimbo, stay home! You had your chance and brought some money back home but you never served on the Congressional Appropriations Committee. Our Congressman, Tim Ryan, serves on that committee and others. When you were last in office, you didn't serve on any committees because you voted for Dennis Hastert for speaker. Neither the Ds or Rs wanted you and why should we? I'm not surprised that you have false signatures in your nominating petitions. I think you would be a great talk-show host, but don't run for any office because I won't ever vote for you.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Let him run ! The voters should be the ones to decide his political future .

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6Attis(873 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

More nonsense from the Vindicator propaganda machine. Traficant submitted over 1000 signatures more than needed for certification. Of course, since only Dems and Reps sit on local BOEs they may have a vested interest in throwing out thousands of valid signatures.

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7TB(1167 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

conspiracy theorists abound here at the vindypages

"Let him run ! The voters should be the ones to decide his political future"

I actually agree with Stan. Although he should collect the proper signatures, etc., if he has them he should be allowed to run. If you don't like him don't vote for him.

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8author50(1121 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Jimbo will fail by 13 signatures and then go on Fox and Clear Channel raging about "petition gate"!

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9Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Oh come on already,..

He knew he wouldn't be elected so stop the spin already. Fact is not enough people are dumb enough to sign the petitions to put him on the ballot.

Nor are they senseless enough to waste their money by financially contributing to the campaign of a combo dupe and deplorable candidate.

He's finished in formal office and he knew and knows it. Which it's an irreversible fact and it's not because of anything less than him having proved who he is,.. and none of it's good.

Which beyond any spin or hearsay he's proven to be a serial lying crook, fraud, phony and mob mole. That skated far too long before he was finally put in the slammer for all the criminality he conducted.

His off brand shtick feigning to be a fake and fraudulent form of Buford Puser has finally ran it's course.

Which no doubt only the brand of a self tormented and tattered " TeaBaggers " Klan. Where the only secular simpletons who'd subscribed to his offerings of more serial stupidity.

I generally don't come down on the elderly in such a with both feet manner. However, theft and selling out the people isn't anything I can tolerate.

So this is no more than adhering to the established facts that politics can, should and has to be as damning when you're such a crook as they can be rewarding if you're doing your job.

Jim Traficant knows even though he did a few years in club fed. He knows he didn't do nearly enough time for all the criminality he's played conduit to.

So to see how many suckers were still out there. He rung the bell that only buffoons are beckoned to.

As a Pavlovian stunt just to see how many ignorance impregnated idiots would answer and now he's got his response answer,.. NOT NEARLY A-DAMN-NOUGH !!!.

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10Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

@StoogeSA

Come on now,..

I know that our approach, knowledge, philosophies and values differ immensely.

However, in the spirit of having a humanitarian heart. I distinctly told you months ago that your maniacal " Teabag " efforts of dare dreaming in your wildest wild eyed imagination.

Of having a Jim Traficant be presented in anyway on any platform of any scale as even remotely a viable, plausible, or imaginable candidate.

Was such fools " goal " that it's as if you were finding difficulty in distinguishing the value measures between tin foil, a lump of coal, pyrite and titanium.

See I like a good competitive opposition because it keeps everybody honest.

So in the spirit of fairness and transparency. I told you the real deal of what to expect long ago.

Thus such candid conveyance gave you and your oppositional gathering. More than ample opportunity to present another candidate for me to dismantle.

I wasn't playing and I distinctly and explicitly told you that from the very onset of address and introduction.

Now,.. if he gets the signatures or not. Be it known he doesn't stand a chance in hell of even being a remote factor in ANY public election.

That is aside from if he per se sets his sites on a insignificant local position where Teabaggers are of a gullible commodity.

Like playing king hayseed in Hanoverton, pilfering Poland, wilding out in Warren, crumbling Canfield or crushing Campbell.

Or maybe he'd be favored by residents allowing him to suck Salem dry, create chaos in Columbiana, rendering Howland hopeless, upsetting Austintown, leeching off Lisbon or bamboozling Boardman.

However, if he ever tries the national ticket stunt again. He'll get the stage and screen combo intro and short order exit he worked so hard to befitting of.

Oh,.. and that would be complete with Ex-con carnival music for the clown crowd he'd be offering up as suckers.

Remember what I told you and recall I'd forewarned you about feeding me a Rand Paul and a Sharron Angle on national scale too,.. Childsplay.

Currently Joe Barton, Micheal Steele and Mary Landrieu are on the menu. So you pay attention to how they're going to be used,..

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11LABRAE(3 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

USA1 , IT IS APPARENT THAT YOU ARE A DIE HARD REPUBLICIAN? i VOTE FOR THE PERSON WHO MEETS THE QUALIFICATIONS AND CREDINENTALS. FURTHER MORE, I AM REGISTERED AS A DEMOCRAT BUT VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICIAN, AS FAR AS THE DEMOCRATS DOING A TERRIBLE JOB, I BELIEVE 8 YEARS AGO, THE USA'S BALANCE WAS IN THE GREEN, THE NEXT 8 YEARS WERE RUN BY A REBULICIAN. NOT THE COUNTRY IS SO FAR IN DEBT TO CHINIA, WE WILL PROBABLY NEVER GET OUT OF THE RED. MAKE PRODUCTS HERE IN THE USA, IT WILL HELP OUR ECONOMY AND THE PRODUCTS WILL UNDOUBTLY BE BETTER MADE. I BELIEVE THAT IF BILL CLINTIONT"'TERMS WERE UP BUT WAS ALLOWD , THE UDS WOULD BE IN THE GREEN AGAIN.

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12marauder(22 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Proud to be a TEA BAGGER? You should go to Fire Island this fourth. Heard it is a huge TEA BAGGER event. It is so nice that you are secure in your sexuality. Proud and out! You are a true American!

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13justonevoice(94 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Although I agree Mr. Traficant should be allowed to run and let the voters choose..the fact of the matter is this: he has zero credibility in Washington and even if he did win, he has no support in Washington therefore, would not be able to do anything for this Valley. No need to be a rock scientist to figure that out.

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14Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

@StoogeSA

Awww,..

Here I am trying to wake you up from your blunder and slumber. Where in return you favor continuing crying your rotten little over manipulated idiocy incubator and pre-programmed apocalyptic adenoids out.

See that's no way to win an election nor be of any service to the country or your candidates.

See in continuing to expose you to what people want to simplify the differences between who's who and whats what.

When I came down lightly on your non credible and Ex-Con dupe.

That was were you were supposed to seize that opportunity and show any ability you thought you had to prove me wrong.

By wresting the positioning by pointing out the proof positives of your candidates validity and worthiness to be considered and or supported.

See you know that but fact is you just had / have no way nor means nor candidates to even try it that would even remotely be immune from my ability to dismantle them.

You know not who I am personally. But it's without question you damn well know I'm not lying. To include your not having to be formally told that I'm an impact force on national scale and level.

Who's brains and contributions are far beyond your and or even a staffed boatload of your buddies abilities to even dream about successfully countering, contending with or handling me.

And yes my reach, interaction and impact input. Exceeds that of merely periodically dropping in on a little Youngstown channel. To take you and those of your alignment to school via happenstance here.

You're aligned with and fuming in futility trying to promote whats duly understood is abomindable failure.

Thus your anguish is steeped in finding your efforts impossible if and or when I choose to engage.

See the power of projection and pillar of persuasion is based within not lying in your presentation to the people.

They don't like nor deserve and won't tolerate having their intelligence insulted by a liar,.. let alone a preprogrammed one.

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