"I don't want to be Joe-the-Plumber. ... I'm hoping my 15 minutes are over," said Broughton, who walked around outside the Obama health care event with a loaded AR-15 and a pistol, and took part in a pre-planned interview that was put on YouTube.
But the apparent connection between Kostric and Broughton was not previously known.
TPMmuckraker has reached out to both men seeking comment.
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