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‘Joe the Plumber’ to Run for Congress

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(TOLEDO, Ohio) -- Samuel Wurzelbacher, more commonly known as “Joe the Plumber,” filed candidacy papers Friday to run in Ohio’s Ninth Congressional District, The New York Times reports.

The Joe for Congress 2012 campaign follows Wurzelbacher’s brief stint in the spotlight in 2008, when he objected to then-candidate Barack Obama’s plan to let the Bush tax cuts expire for those making $250,000 or more, leading Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to repeatedly cite “Joe the Plumber” as a symbol for his argument against Obama’s economic policies.

If Wurzelbacher secures the GOP nomination, he will run against either Rep. Marcy Kaptur or Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who will face off for the Democratic nomination in a 2012 primary.

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