Joe The Plumber Wins Local Committee Seat

Joe the Plumber won one of nearly 400 seats on the local Republican Party committee in Ohio's Lucas County. Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher became an overnight sensation after questioning then-Sen. Barack Obama on the campaign trail about his economic policies.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

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Joe the Plumber is now Joe the committee member. This week, Samuel Joe Wurzelbacher was elected to his local Republican Party's central committee. Who could forget how Joe became a conservative icon overnight in 2008, when he quizzed then-candidate Obama about his tax policies. Since then, Joe's written a book, starred in commercials, and filed commentary from the West Bank. He says he ran for office to weed out the liars, cheaters and thieves.

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