Joe the Plumber Running for Congress

Files for candidacy in Ohio
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2011 12:55 PM CDT
In this Oct. 30, 2008 file photo, Samuel "Joe The Plumber" Wurzelbacher speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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(Newser) – With all eyes on the 2012 presidential election, a familiar face from 2008 has returned: Joe the Plumber is set to run for Congress, Capital New York reports. Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher has filed a statement of candidacy and established a congressional campaign committee. He is seeking Ohio's 9th district seat, held since 1983 by Democrat Marcia Kaptur. And it looks like he's sticking with his well-known nickname: His FEC filing is titled "Joe for Congress 2012."

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