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Traficant’s name on ballot will have nothing under it

Published: Fri, September 3, 2010 @ 12:04 a.m.


Ex-U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.

Staff report


James A. Traficant Jr.

That’s what will appear on the ballot in November as one of three candidates to represent the 17th Congressional District.

Not James A. Traficant Jr., nonparty.

Not James A. Traficant other-party.

The former congressman and ex-con hoping to regain the seat he lost when Congress expelled him after his convictions on racketeering, bribery, obstruction of justice and tax evasion in 2002 will stand alone.

Contrary to what Traficant aide Linda Kovachik told the Trumbull County Board of Elections at a Wednesday elections-board meeting, Traficant informed the elections board late Wednesday that he would like nothing printed below his name.

Kovachik said earlier Wednesday she thought Traficant wanted to be listed as “nonparty.” His other choices were “other-party” and nothing.

The two other candidates running are incumbent Democrat Tim Ryan of Niles and Republican Jim Graham of Cortland.


1mrblue(1142 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

It will be interesting to see just how many supporters Mr. Traficant still has. In my opinion, he will finish a distant second. (Am I being too kind?)

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2dees2cents(38 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

First of all, I do not wear or own a Traficant shirt.
But, I would gladly wear it if I did.

I am neither old or a fool, as stated above.
Nor do I need to get a life, my life is just fine.

And lastly, I am not waiting around for beam me up , Scotty either.

They could not stop you this time.

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3Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Why not tea party . That what he is . Is he ashamed of it now ??????

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4Squeaky(3 comments)posted 5 years ago

www.chrisrossart.net I seen he has Traficant shirts.....

"I will probably go to jail, but do you know what? There's a lot of good people who go to jail"

Jim Traficant

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