Joe the Plumber May Run for Congress

Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 03:51 PM

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Joe the plumber’s brush with fame may not be over.

Joe Wurzelbacher, who became a campaign prop for Republican presidential nominee John McCain in 2008, is now considering a bid for the Republican nomination.

Wurzelbacher would challenge Rep Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, Republican Party sources told The Toledo Blade.

The McCain campaign cited Wurzelbacher, or Joe the plumber as it called him, as a symbol of the middle class after he pressed Barack Obama at a campaign stop about whether the candidate supported a tax increase that would hurt him.

There is "high-level interest in the national Republican Party" in a congressional bid by Wurzelbacher, Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, told The Blade.

"We are encouraging Joe to run. He hasn't made any official decision yet," Stainbrook added.



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