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Joe the Plumber to Run for Congress in Ninth District

John McCain and Joe the Plumber

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Fifteen minutes was not long enough to satisfy Joe “The Plumber’s” appetite for political glory.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher has now filed for Congress to run in Ohio‘s Ninth District.

The filing for “Joe for Congress 2012″ was submitted on Friday and does not yet appear on the FEC website.

The statement of candidacy lists Mr. Wurzelbacher in Ohio’s Ninth, which has been held by Democrat Marcy Kaptur since 1983 (and, incidentally, includes Oberlin College).

Mr. Wurzelbacher was propelled to fame during the 2008 Presidential race after his meeting with Barack Obama in an Ohio neighborhood.

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.


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