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Convicted felon Jim Traficant of Youngstown will indeed be on the ballot as an independent in Ohio's 17th District. From The Hill:

The colorful ex-congressman's bid hit a speed bump after several petition signatures in support of his effort were ruled invalid in July. But Traficant was granted an extension to gather additional signatures.

Officials in nearby Trumbull County are expected to certify the total on Wednesday, giving final approval to Traficant's upstart bid.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) currently represents the Democratic-leaning 17th congressional district.

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