James Trafficant’s Quixotic Campaign Comes to an End

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Former Ohio congressman James Trafficant — who was released from prison last fall after serving seven years for racketeering, bribery, and tax evasion — failed to petition his way onto the ballot for his old House seat after thousands of signatures he gathered were declared invalid. Trafficant plans to appeal. His hair had no comment. [Political Ticker/CNN]