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Joe the Plumber plans big news on bid for Congress
Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber' of '08 campaign fame making official announcement on bid for Congress
By The Associated Press

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.


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