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Joe the Plumber to run for Congress

(CNN) - Remember Joe the Plumber?  

The man who made headlines during the 2008 presidential campaign is now preparing to run for Congress in Ohio.  

Joe, whose real name is Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, has already filed paperwork to run for the Buckeye State's 9th congressional district, according to USA Today.

Wurzelbacher filed as a Republican.  

He was repeatedly referenced by GOP presidential nominee Arizona Sen. John McCain after he asked now President Barack Obama about his tax plan.

It was later revealed that Wurzelbacher was not a licensed plumber.

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