Well, Joe has taken another step toward the public spotlight by winning the GOP primary in an Ohio congressional district:
An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress.He's got an uphill battle in a very liberal district, and I believe Kaptur is the longest serving woman in the House. If you think he got an anal exam in 2008, just wait until his campaign is described as part of the "war on women".
Samuel Wurzelbacher gained the nickname "Joe the Plumber" for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop to the region.
The Toledo-area plumber defeated Steve Kraus, a Sandusky real estate agent, early Wednesday to grab the GOP nomination in Ohio's 9th Congressional District.
He faces an uphill climb in the fall against veteran U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who won the Democratic primary. The newly drawn district snaking along the Lake Erie shoreline from Toledo to Cleveland tilts toward Democrats.