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Joe the Plumber Elected to GOP Post in Ohio

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Joe the Plumber, who became a household name during Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, has been elected to a Republican Party post in Ohio.

The man -- Samuel Wurzelbacher -- is now a party committeeman, one of 400 who oversee the GOP in Ohio's Lucas County, The Associated Press reported. He won his spot by a 38-23 vote in his Toledo precinct.

The committee he'll serve on meets only a few times a year to elect the county chairman and set the local party agenda.

During the '08 presidential race, Wurzelbacher was hailed by some Republicans as a symbol of middle-class America after he confronted Barack Obama about the Democrat's tax plan. His name was often invoked by McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin at campaign rallies.

Since the campaign, Wurzelbacher has written a book and delivered speeches at conservative events.

In February, Wurzelbacher turned against McCain, saying the former presidential candidate "was trying to use me."

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