OHIO: Joe The Plumber Wins Primary

There’s a slight chance that Joe The Plumber will become a member of Congress. SRSLY.

An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress. Samuel Wurzelbacher gained the nickname “Joe the Plumber” for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop to the region. The Toledo-area plumber defeated Steve Kraus, a Sandusky real estate agent, early Wednesday to grab the GOP nomination in Ohio’s 9th Congressional District.

Wurzelbacher will face 14-term Democrat Rep. Marcy Kaptur, who must battle into a newly-drawn district.