'Joe the Plumber' to run for Ohio Congress seat in 2012
A man who became a political sensation after challenging Barack Obama on his economic policy during the 2008 US presidential election campaign has announced that he will contest a seat in Congress in 2012.
Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who became known as 'Joe the Plumber', will run as a Republican candidate for a seat in Ohio.
His confrontation with Mr Obama became a key moment of the 2008 campaign and led to a new career for Mr Wurzelbacher as a motivational speaker.
He said he was "sick and tired of politicians playing politics with people's lives".
Steve Kingstone reports.