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Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber' of '08 campaign fame making official announcement on bid for Congress
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) ' Joe the Plumber is ready to announce whether he'll run for Congress.
The Ohio man who man who became a household name after questioning Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race already has filed the paperwork to run for Congress and set up a campaign website to raise money.
Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bah-kur) says he'll make an official announcement Tuesday night in Toledo.
A statement of candidacy filed earlier this month with the Federal Election Commission says he intends to run as a Republican in Ohio's 9th U.S. House district.
Wurzelbacher rose out of obscurity in 2008 after questioning then-candidate Barack Obama about his economic policies.
He became an icon for many anti-establishment conservatives and has traveled the country speaking at tea part rallies and conservative gatherings.