Joe the Plumber wants to be Joe the Congressman

Joe the Plumber

This final note today, dateline Toledo, Ohio.

Remember Joe the Plumber from John McCain's 2008 campaign? 'The voice of the middle class'? Turns out he wants into the political machine.

Joe Wurzelbacher filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. Lots of lawyers, farmers, medical types and scientists.

No plumbers, though, in the 111th Congress.

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