‘Joe the Plumber’ stumps with Arkansas candidateWritten by Associated Press | | firstname.lastname@example.org
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Conrad Reynolds is making a series of Arkansas appearances with Joe the Plumber, an Ohio man who became a well-known figure in the 2008 presidential race.
Reynolds is seeking the GOP nomination to run against incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. He asked supporters at a $100-a-plate luncheon Monday to volunteer and give money to help him in the race.
Joe the Plumber, whose name is Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, says he supports Reynolds but that voters should research Reynolds’ positions rather than rely on his endorsement.
The Toledo-area Wurzelbacher became known nationally after questioning then-presidential candidate Barack Obama about his economic policies and later being referred to by John McCain in a presidential debate.
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