Barack Obama and Samuel Wurzelbacher (the Huffington Post)
Barack Obama and Samuel Wurzelbacher (the Huffington Post)

Guess we should call him "Joe the Politician" now. Samuel Wurzelbacher was thrust into the spotlight when then-candidate John McCain highlighted his criticism about President Obama's tax plan, and now he's there again, running to represent Ohio in Congress:

Veteran U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur defeated Rep. Dennis Kucinich on Tuesday in a closely watched Democratic battle in a newly drawn congressional district linking Toledo and Cleveland along the Lake Erie shoreline.


She will face Samuel Wurzelbacher, who became known as "Joe the Plumber" for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop in the region in 2008.

The redrawing of the 9th District meant at least one of the Democrats' political careers representing northern Ohio in Congress would end Tuesday night.

Kucinich conceded defeat shortly after midnight, accusing Kaptur of running "a campaign lacking integrity, filled with false truths."

Read more at MSNBC.

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