Rich Iott, who ran unsuccessfully against Marcy Kaptur in 2010, is throwing his support behind Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher.
Also announcing his support of Wurzelbacher us Peter Corrigan, who was Dennis Kucinich's Republican opponent in the old 10th Congressional District in Cleveland in 2010.
Iott made this statement: "Joe is the real deal. He's worked in the real world to make a real living. He can relate to his constituents and their needs. I'd be proud to have Joe represent me in Washington."
Of course, since Iott lives in the 5th Congressional District, rather than the 9th Congressional District, Wurzelbacher won't be his representative even if he wins the election.
Wurzelbacher, who lives in Springfield Township, is running against Steven Kraus of Huron for the GOP nomination in the March 6 primary election.
The winner will face the winner of the Democratic primary, Representative Kaptur (Toledo), Representatiuve Kucinich (Cleveland), or Graham Veysey, a Cleveland businessman.
Wurzelbacher released this statement: