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Joe The Plumber Being Courted By GOP In Ohio

Had to dust-off the Joe-The-Plumber tag for this one....

It seems that everyone's favorite "average Joe" -- who has a less-than-firm grasp of actual policy -- is considering a run for United States Congress in Ohio:
Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as Joe the Plumber, is considering a run against U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur in 2012, according to Republican Party sources.

Jon Stainbrook, chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party, said there is "high-level interest in the national Republican Party" in a potential Wurzelbacher candidacy.

"We are encouraging Joe to run," Mr. Stainbrook said. "He hasn't made any official decision yet."

Chris Maloney, spokesman for the Ohio Republican Party, said a candidate like Mr. Wurzelbacher would have strong fund-raising capabilities thanks to national recognition he received during the 2008 presidential campaign, but added such star power would have to be weighed against the advantages of experience that someone like a state legislator could bring to the race.

Mr. Wurzelbacher wouldn't confirm or deny a congressional run. "I think it's a very interesting idea," he said Tuesday. "That's as much as I can say."

One GOP source put the chances of Mr. Wurzelbacher running against Miss Kaptur at "90 percent."
As Doug pointed out yesterday on the Twitters:
Anyone who thinks Joe (The Plumber) Wurzelbacher has any chance of beating Marcy Kaptur has been sniffing too much Drano, I think
Mr. The Plumber has nary a shot, especially in that particular district in Ohio. BUT, it will make for some great moments on the stump and taking questions from the press. I would hate to be deprived of some great political comedy.

Or, Wurzelbacher could go back to hocking 1-900 numbers...

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