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Tue Mar 6, 2012, 03:52 PM

Joe the Plumber could be a congressman [View all]

Joe the Plumber is back, possibly as a congressman. America's most famous (former) plumber, whose real name is Joe Wurzelbacher, is running on Tuesday against local auctioneer Steve Kraus for the Republican nomination in Ohio's newly created 9th Congressional District.

Wurzelbacher became an overnight star during the 2008 presidential campaign after he asked Barack Obama a question about taxes. Republicans nicknamed him Joe the Plumber, and the McCain-Palin camp propped him up as a symbol of middle-class Americans. Wurzelbacher told the Toledo Blade that he's spent the last two months going around knocking on doors to show that he's not "a mean old Republican."

"Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I'm somebody who's lived from paycheck to paycheck. I'm focusing on my blue-collar roots -- I've worked side by side with union people," Wurzelbacher said. Joe the Plumber is back, possibly as a congressman.America's most famous (former) plumber, whose real name is Joe Wurzelbacher, is running on Tuesday against local auctioneer Steve Kraus for the Republican nomination in Ohio's newly created 9th Congressional District.Wurzelbacher became an overnight star during the 2008 presidential campaign after he asked Barack Obama a question about taxes.

Republicans nicknamed him Joe the Plumber, and the McCain-Palin camp propped him up as a symbol of middle-class Americans.Wurzelbacher told the Toledo Blade that he's spent the last two months going around knocking on doors to show that he's not "a mean old Republican.""Not all Republicans are rich, dress in three-piece suits, and have $200 haircuts. I'm somebody who's lived from paycheck to paycheck. I'm focusing on my blue-collar roots -- I've worked side by side with union people," Wurzelbacher said.Wurzelbacher seems to be his party's favorite, according to the Plain Dealer. His name recognition has helped him against Kraus, who is considered a political unknown.




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