(CNN) – Former Democratic Rep. James Traficant, who in September was released from a federal prison after serving seven years on a bribery and racketeering conviction, will make a bid to return to Congress.
According to the Business Journal Daily, Traficant told a group of Ohio business leaders earlier this week he is "going to run” for Congress in 2010.
But the former eight-term congressman, who represented Youngstown and its surrounding suburbs, did not indicate exactly what district he would run in.
“I’m going to run for Congress somewhere," he said.
Traficant's former district, the 17th, is currently represented by Rep. Tim Ryan, a 36-year old former aide to Traficant who is considered to be a rising star in the Democratic Party.
Speaking with CNN in September, Traficant said he doesn't expect any help from the Democratic Party in his congressional bid.
"Both parties would not want to see me in Washington, believe me… I was very controversial down there," he told CNN's John Roberts then.