Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner!

Our favorite convicted tax felon has made the ballot in Ohio. James Traficant has seven signatures more than required and will be running as an Independent for Congress in Ohio’s 17th Congressional District. The Mahoning County Board of Elections will reportedly meet today and approve his name to be on the ballot; the Trumbell County Board of Elections will meet later this week and do the same.

For those who don’t remember the bombastic former Congressman and convicted felon, James Traficant was known for one-liners; “Beam me up” was one of his favorites. Back in 2002 he was indicted on federal corruption charges. He was convicted of ten counts including bribery and tax evasion. He was released in 2009.

Somehow this Congress deserves to have Jim Traficant. I’m not sure the American people do, though.


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