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Joe The Plumber.....For Congress?

Too predictable. Joe The Plumber says he's thinking about running for Congress.
Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher's campaign confrontation over tax with Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama has been seized on by Republican John McCain, who has made the issue a centrepiece of his campaign during the final week of the race.

But now Joe the Plumber has bowed to growing pressure from grassroots Republicans in his home state of Ohio to consider launching his own campaign. Mr Wurzelbacher told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that he is thinking of challenging Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in her Toledo area seat in 2010.

"I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight but, you know, I'd be up for it." Miss Ingraham then offered to help him with his PR strategy if he does eventually stand for public office. On Saturday, he confirmed his intentions in a further interview with Fox News but made clear that he has not yet had talks with Republican leaders in Ohio, who have previously said they would welcome him running.
Joe's presumed opponent Marcy Kaptur (D) is generally considered one of the least liberal Democrats in the House. However she has a 75% rating from the Human Rights Campaign for supporting ENDA, the Matthew Shepard Act, and gay adoption, and for opposing the Federal Marriage Amendment.

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