'Joe the Plumber' Wins Ohio GOP Primary, Faces Kaptur In Fall


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Ohio's 9th Congressional District now has a GOP candidate in the fray, and his name is - Joe the Plumber, a.k.a Samuel Wurzelbacher. If you're reaching back into the memories of hot political topics that ended up becoming bigger than they should, you might remember ol' Joe from the 2008 presidential campaign.

Joe the Plumber's fame reached unseen heights after confronting Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential election. As seen below.

Afterwards, Joe the Plumber became an overnight sensation. Joetheplumber.com became one of the most sought after URLs, internet memes were created, and t-shirt campaigns helped to bring in money.

There's another element to this story, which puts this all in perspective. Wurzelbacher will be going up against the longest standing representative from the state of Ohio, Marcy Kaptur, who is 25th out of the 435 congressional members in terms of seniority. So, good luck taking on that incumbent. Also, the only other GOP candidate who ran against Joe was a real estate agent. Again, perspective.

Though Joe the Plumber's win looks to be in the short term, it hasn't kept the story from receiving the national spotlight. With plenty of politically charged folks on Twitter putting in their two cents towards the story.

In other news, Joe the Plumber is one election away from Congress. Unfortunately for him, rumors are spreading that his last name is Kony.(image) 2 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

"Joe the Plumber" is now a Republican candidate for Congress. Good to know we're adding serious talent to that capable institution. #Fail(image) 2 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Joe the Plumber won the Republican nomination to represent the 9th District of Ohio. Soon we might be calling him Congressman the Plumber.(image) 5 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Joe the Plumber won his primary. Joe the Plumber. Just let that settle in for a few minutes.(image) 20 minutes ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I've tried my hardest to find Joe the Plumber political signs, but to no avail. I have found some online signs (as seen above), but they aren't the same. If a toilet isn't featured on them somewhere, then I don't think Wurzelbacher is really reaching the full potential of his campaign. Instead, enjoy this picture of him with Herman Cain...