In many ways Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher was the proto-Tea Partier. Sort of the John the Baptist to whoever the Jesus of Tea Partying is.
But now it seems, he’s gone mainstream. In the elections held today in Ohio, Samuel ran and won a seat on the Republican Party Central Committee from his precinct in Springfield Township. From the story in the Toledo Blade, it seems “Joe” has been drawn in to some sort of faction fight between the current head of the Lucas County GOP, Jon Stainbrook and a Toledo lawyer, Jeff Simpson, who wants the job.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.