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February 24th, 2010
09:54 AM ET

James Traficant's Run For Office

CNN's Kyra Philips talks to former congressman James Traficant who is out of prison and considering a run for office.


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  1. Scott Stodden

    Are you serious Kyra? I appallud anyone that gets out of prison and makes an effort to try to do something but I just don't think people will vote for a criminal.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport,Illinois)

    February 24, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  2. Rita

    Why should James Traficant be any different from any other politician? None are trustworth.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  3. Dan

    I don't know anything about MR. Traficant; however, like Rita said, he will fit in "perfectly" with our current political system. We have a house and senate full of crooks.

    February 24, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  4. michael armstrong sr.

    Thats insane to allow an ex convict to run for office thats like putting a fox in the hen house any one who thinks that this is a good idea needs to be arrested for stupidity .

    February 24, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  5. Thomas K. Cole

    Only difference in him and a lot of the others is that he has been convicted, although he definately has an attitude and is in denial. He is just another politician on the extreme fringes of his party. It's about time we start electing moderates in both parties that can compromise with the independents. He might be effective. He's a con that can con.

    February 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm |
  6. MikeM

    Traficant extorted kickbacks from his own employees. Yet some people in Ohio think he's a stand-up guy. Does that tell you something about what's wrong here?

    February 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm |