'Joe the Plumber' wins seat on Ohio GOP committee

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Columbus (Ohio, US), May 6 (ANI): Samuel 'Joe the Plumber' Wurzelbacher, who stumped for Senator John McCain during the 2008 presidential campaign, is now a political player in Ohio.

According to the New York Daily News, Wurzelbacher won a seat on the local Republican Party committee in Toledo's Lucas County.

He nabbed the seat, one of 400, with a 38-24 vote.

The group is responsible for selecting the county chairman and setting the party's local agenda.

In 2008, Wurzelbacher was thrust into the spotlight when McCain referred to him as "Joe the Plumber" during a debate with then Senator Barack Obama.

Even though his name was not Joe, and he was not technically a plumber, he soon became a popular sound bite.

Wurzelbacher has turned his 15 minutes of fame into a political career.

He has written a book, "Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream," and speaks at events around the country.

An effort to draft him to run for Congress last year ultimately fizzled out. (ANI)

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