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February 03, 2010

Jim Traficant: "I'm Running For Congress"

He's baaaack...

A Congressman with Convictions.

No, but, I guess: At least he's formally paid for his crimes, which puts him ahead of half of Congress.

Former U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. of Ohio, who was released from prison four months ago after serving a sentence for racketeering, tax evasion and bribery, is planning another run for Congress in 2010.

Business Journal Daily reports that Traficant told a business networking group in Youngstown, Ohio yesterday that "I'm going to run for Congress." He said he isn't sure which district he will seek or whether he will run as a Democrat, Republican, independent or something else.


Traficant also said a far-right group called the American Free Press wants him to run for president as an independent. He is planning to speak to the group in February, if he is allowed to travel under the terms of his parole.

Well, there's a bumper sticker for you.

Jim Traficant

Fighting for America's Families, so long as it doesn't violate the terms of my parole.

As for his program: He's talking like a Republican, and looks to unseat his replacement, Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan. He's into capitalism and... revenge. He expressly wans revenge on the "suckers" who put him in jail.

I've never been a great fan, but, sure, I'll support him, so long as he's not a Democrat.

Thanks to scm.

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