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In key battleground, love for late Democrat shifts to Trump

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Countless former Democrats in Ohio's blue-collar Mahoning Valley are transferring their adoration for the late Democratic U.S. Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. More than 1 million registered Democrats and independents voted Republican in Ohio's presidential primary, according to state elections data. The area's anti-establishment electorate cheers politicians who ruffle feathers, and brushes off criminal activity — even prison time like that which Traficant served for taking bribes and kickbacks — as a cost of doing business.
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