Thursday, October 27, 2011

"Joe the Plumber" to Challenge Marcy Kaptur for Ohio's 9th Congressional Seat

 The average middle American "Joe the Plumber" who became an instant national celebrity in 2008 when he debated Obama over the candidate's tax plan in his front lawn, has announced his intention to run for Ohio's 9th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives. 
This just happens to be the Congressional District of one Marcy Kaptur- the bankster status quo loving, decades long incumbent who is close to Obama.
It also happens to be The Doc's Congressional district.
Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher announced the start of his campaign for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District Tuesday night.
Speaking to enthusiastic supporters on live TV and live streaming Internet, Mr. Wurzelbacher said his goal is to create jobs by reforming the tax system and by simplifying regulation.
“I’m going to lead by serving you. I’m going to represent everybody,” he said, to about 40 people who gathered at Tony Packo’s Cafe in East Toledo to hear his announcement.
He said he’s angry about the effects that big government and big business — specifically the banks — have had on the economy.
“Their actions are having a direct impact on the American people in a bad way,” he said.
Mr. Wurzelbacher, known as “Joe the Plumber” for an impromptu front-yard debate he had in 2008 with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama, will seek the Republican nomination.
If successful in the GOP primary next June, Mr. Wurzelbacher would face the winner of the Democratic primary — likely either the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D., Toledo), or U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Cleveland).
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