Youngtown's Jim Traficant won't be running for Congress. From TPM:
In a tragic (for us) turn of events, an Ohio elections board has ruled that former Rep. Jim Traficant cannot run for the U.S. House after failing to get enough signatures to put his name on the ballot.
Traficant, who was released from prison last fall after serving seven years for corruption, filed the paperwork in May to run for the 17th House district as an independent. But now, as the Youngstown Vindicator reports, the Trumbull County Board of Elections has disqualified Traficant. According to the board, Traficant only had 2,092 valid signatures -- 107 short of the required 2,199.