(CNN) – Could Joe the Plumber become Joe the congressman?
Joe Wurzelbacher, the most famous plumber in America thanks to John McCain and Sarah Palin, told conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham Friday he's considering a run for Congress in 2010.
That would pit Wurzelbacher against longtime Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur for Ohio's 9th district on the state’s northern border, which includes Toledo and Sandusky. "I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight, Marcy Kaptur definitely has a following in this area," he said of the possibility. "But, you know, I'd be up for it."
Wurzelbacher's chances would likely be slim. Kaptur has served in the district for 25 years, and remains a popular figure there. She won reelection in 2006 with nearly 75 percent of the vote and is expected to easily sail through another reelection this year.
But Wurzelbacher, who gained fame after he challenged Barack Obama on his tax plan earlier this month, has attained a certain rock-star status in the Republican Party and his entrance into the race would likely be greeted with instant excitement and media coverage.
Ingraham herself said she would immediately volunteer for his campaign and help him with campaign advertising and PR. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee said they would welcome Wurzelbacher's candidacy with "open arms.”
"We support Joe the Plumber and people like him everyday with our support for lower taxes and energy independence," NRCC spokesman Ken Spain said.
But a spokesman for Kaptur told CNN Wurzelbacher is already off on the wrong foot.
"We just had another big layoff at the jeep plant, another 800 workers," Kaptur spokesman Steve Fought said. "So embracing Bush-McCain economics is kind of a strange way to launch your campaign. I'd have to question that strategy"
Wurzelbacher's comments come a week after a group of college Republicans launched a Web site with the hope of drafting him for a congressional run.
“Washington, DC is broken and it needs to be fixed. Joe Wurzelbacher has a real-world perspective and the right attitude to clean up the mess on Capitol Hill,” says the group’s Web site, which carries the slogan, “Plunge the crap out of Washington.”
Great, yet another big fake in the GOP.
His name is not Joe isn't it Samuel and he is not a plumber more like
SAMUEL THE LIAR
Well, he's got the right resume to run in the GOP party. Lying, low-life, scumbag.
are you for real? here we go...dumb, dumber, dumbest moves ever by the republican party!!
Voted for OBAMA early in Florida!!
Interesting, Senator Obama was attacked over his experience, and Joe has less than him.
This guy is clearly delusional. Wow, the Republican Party is desperate.
Why is he still even in the news...he's not even a PLUMBER!!!!
is this a joke???
Try actually getting a plumber's liscence and paying your taxes first.
Give me a break.
Please no. Just fade away into election history if you want to do any good for people!
Why not run as a Republican, he lies and misleads people.......He'll fit right in.
Congress is certainly a better fit in government for an "Average" Joe.
Then in 2012 the GOP can have a Palin/Plumber ticket!
Thank GOD I don't live in OH...and if I did, I would write in Thomas Crapper instead of voting for this tax evader
Of course he can.....any idiot can run for positions in the Republican party.....you don't need a brain or even any policy.....look at their master and commander the President.....look at their candidate for President, look at their air head VP....look at all their representatives...all dodo heads. Even the Crazy McCain rally lady who said Obama was Arab can run!! Country first right.....how about intelligence and knowledge first! They should have used that $150K they spent Palin's clothes to buy her a brain!
CNN why must you continue to toture your readers with this joe the plumber crap! ENOUGH!!!
Joe The Plumber is a fraud, they even said he was on some conservative radio show before he confronted Obama on the street in his town!!!!
sooooo sick of Joe the Plumber !!!!!!
dropping my ballott off today to my County elections office, not taking any chances here in Oregon......
Voted for Obama/Biden
After his unpaid taxes issue, unlawful plumbing work, and lies about buying a business should be a far cry to NOT prolong his 15 minutes of fame.
Why is the media entertaining this?
It took me ten FULL Minutes to finishing laughing and half choking to death after reading this.
Has the Gop dug completely THROUGH the bottom of the Barrel and into the dirt now.
If I were a Hard working HONEST member of the GOP I would be completely insulted at how they keep bringing in these amatures who are also FAKES to jump over all of the hard work ,training and education I had worked so hard to accumulate to see THEM put up for office over me.
GOP is looking more and more like a joke everyday.
Just what the Repugnant Party needs, another angry, underqualified phony!
Another Keating?This is a man who has broken the law already by working without a license and now he is popular? Now I know that McCain has really lost his bearings~
You have got to be kidding me!!!! This guy is so full of himself...But I guess if the bugman DeLay could do it so could the plumber...LOL