'Joe the Plumber' Gets GOP Nod in Ohio

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Working class icon Samuel Wurzelbacher, who became known as "Joe the Plumber" during the 2008 election season, may soon switch professions.

Tuesday night, he won the GOP nomination for Ohio's 9th district.

Expansive campaign funds and an endorsement by former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain are said to have contributed to the victory.

Wurzelbacher will challenge 15-term Democratic incumbent Marcy Kaptur.

"I won't run a character assassination type campaign. As an American I am tired and disgusted of seeing those kinds of ads going on radio or TV, and I won't practice in it," he assured.

"If anyone comes out on my side and tries to practice it, I will denounce it. I am going to run on facts," Wurzelbacher added.

Joe the Plumber became a household name in 2008 when he confronted then-candidate Barack Obama about his small business tax plan.

Wurzelbacher won the GOP nod with 51 percent of the Toledo-area vote.

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