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Traficant Gets More Time for House Bid

Ex-con ex-Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. isn’t out of the political picture yet.

The Associated Press reported that he has won more time to prove he collected enough petition signatures to run for the House as an Independent.

After the members of the Trumbull County, Ohio, Board of Elections deadlocked on whether to disqualify Traficant from the November ballot, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner broke the tie Wednesday.

Brunner, a Democrat, plans to order election boards in Akron and Youngstown to cooperate in setting the stage for determining whether Traficant has enough signatures, the AP report says.

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