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  Report: Traficant says 'beam me up' in 2010
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News DateThursday, December 31, 2009 02:35:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionBy Jordan Fabian - 12/30/09 11:48 AM ET
Former Rep. Jim Traficant (D-Ohio) will run for Congress in 2010, according to a media report Wednesday.

"I’m going to run," Traficant said before about 35 members of The Biz Society, the Youngstown Business Journal reported Wednesday.

The former lawmaker's words come almost four months after he was released from federal prison after he served part of a seven-year sentence on a racketeering conviction. Traficant was removed from Congress in 2002.

Traficant, who used to represent Ohio's 17th district, said he has not yet made up his mind on which district to run in.

The 17th district is now represented by his former staffer, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio). The Journal reports that Traficant has nominating petitions circulating in the 17th, 16th and 6th congressional districts.
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