Joe the Plumber plans big news on bid for Congress - KMOV.com

Joe the Plumber plans big news on bid for Congress

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Joe the Plumber is ready to announce whether he'll run for Congress.
  
The Ohio man who man who became a household name after questioning Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential race already has filed the paperwork to run for Congress and set up a campaign website to raise money.
  
Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher says he'll make an official announcement Tuesday night in Toledo.
  
A statement of candidacy filed earlier this month with the Federal Election Commission says he intends to run as a Republican in Ohio's 9th U.S. House district.
  
Wurzelbacher rose out of obscurity in 2008 after questioning then-candidate Barack Obama about his economic policies.
  
He became an icon for many anti-establishment conservatives and has traveled the country speaking at tea part rallies and conservative gatherings.
 

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