Fifteen minutes was not long enough to satisfy Joe “The Plumber’s” appetite for political glory.
The filing for “Joe for Congress 2012″ was submitted on Friday and does not yet appear on the FEC website.
After the future president was caught on camera telling Wurzelbacher his plan aimed to “spread the wealth around,” GOP nominee John McCain seized on the moment and used the exchange to show his difference with Obama on tax policy.
Wurzelbacher later distanced himself from McCain, saying in 2010 that the Arizona senator “screwed my life up.”
“The Plumber” could benefit from a Democratic primary face-off between Kaptur and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who may end up running against each other because of the loss of two congressional seats in Ohio following redistricting.
- Joe the Plumber files papers to run for Congress – USA Today (news.google.com)
- “Joe the Plumber” Runs for Congress (politicalwire.com)
- ‘Joe The Plumber’ Makes Decision On His Political Future (huffingtonpost.com)
- OH-09: Joe the Plumber decides he’d like to lose a congressional race (dailykos.com)
- Joe the Plumber seems to have fallen off the ‘A’ list (maureenholland.wordpress.com)