Joe the Plumber makes a run for Congress in Ohio
Joe the Plumber has won again. You remember Joe. The Ohio man hurtled toward fame with that fateful 2008 encounter when, bald head shining and T-shirt slightly rumpled, he questioned Obama on small business taxes.
He won the GOP nomination in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District by a 51% to 48% for his opponent, auctioneer and real estate agent Steve Kraus.
Pundits say Wurzelbacher’s race against Kaptur could be a tough one for the political newbie. It’s been an interesting road for Joe the Plumber since 2008 and that encounter with Obama. Despite the fame he gained, it’s an interview he says he regrets.
Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein (R) held a fundraiser Friday night in Prescott, Ariz., featuring Ohio GOP congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as “Joe the Plumber” from the 2008 presidential campaign.
“I’m not worried about the news,” he said. “I’m just speaking like I want to speak,” adding that he didn’t care about being “politically correct.”
He was not.
“You know, for years, I’ve said, you know, ‘Put a damn fence on the border going to Mexico and start shooting,’” he said. “I’m running for Congress, and that should be a bad thing to say. You know what, that’s how I feel. I’m not going to hide it because I’m running for an office. I want my borders protected. I’m very, very adamant about that.”
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