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Newsmax Exclusive: What Ever Happened to Joe the Plumber?

Then-candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., tries to persuade plumber Joe Wurzelbacher in 2008 it is a good idea to "spread the wealth around" as he canvasses Ohio. (Jim Young/Reuters)

By    |   Sunday, 05 August 2018 11:18 PM

Incredibly, a decade has already passed since a chance encounter with candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign transformed an unknown plumber from the Toledo, Ohio, suburbs into an international media sensation.

His name was Joe. "Joe the Plumber" became a household name and a symbol of America's blue-collar middle class after he challenged the presidential candidate on the front lawn of his neighbor's yard.

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Incredibly, a decade has already passed since a chance encounter with candidate Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign transformed an unknown plumber from the Toledo, Ohio, suburbs into an international media sensation.
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