Current event eight article 10-25-2011

Current event eight article 10-25-2011 - 'Joe the Plumber'...

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'Joe the Plumber' launches congressional bid TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – " Joe the Plumber " is plunging into politics because he thinks it's about time America had a few mechanics, bricklayers and, yes, plumbers in Congress. By Madalyn Ruggiero, AP Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher talks to the media about running for Congress Tuesday at Tony Packo's in Toledo, Ohio. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher was thrust into the political spotlight after questioning Barack Obama about his economic policies during the 2008 presidential campaign. He officially launched his campaign for Congress in Ohio on Tuesday night. Wurzelbacher said he's running as a Republican in Ohio's 9th U.S. House district, a seat now held by Marcy Kaptur , the longest-serving Democratic woman in the House. She's expected to face a primary challenge from Rep. Dennis Kucinich after Ohio's redrawn congressional map combined their two districts into one that appears heavily tilted toward Democrats. Wurzelbacher has become an icon for many anti-establishment conservatives and has
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