Even while "Joe the Plumber" continues to live outside the 9th Congressional District, the “Joe” campaign for Congress has moved into the district, renting a house in Toledo’s Old West End.
Campaign Director Roman Schroeder said the house at 2450 Parkwood Ave. is “perfect” for the campaign because it is centrally located in Toledo, is in the middle of a diverse neighborhood, and is near the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion.
“Most of the time we meet down the street inside the glass museum. There’s such positive energy in this area, especially meeting there because the volunteers love it,” Mr. Schroeder said.
If fund-raising permits, the campaign plans to open an office in Lakewood, a city in Cuyahoga County, and another one in Toledo on Summit Street.
The Parkwood house is being rented from Randi and Dennis McClintock. Mr. Schroeder said they found the house “the old-fashioned way — by driving around.”
Mr. Wurzelbacher is competing with Huron auctioneer Steven Kraus for the Republican nomination for the 9th District on March 6. Running on the Democratic side are two incumbents who have been thrown together in the re-drawn district, Reps. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo and Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland, and Cleveland political newcomer Graham Veysey.