Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, is running against Marcy Kaptur to represent the redrawn Congressional District 9.
At least, I think he's still running.
He has a campaign committee and a website, but has been conspicuously absent from the news over the last month. That may be because of the flack he took for this:
"For years I've said, 'Put a damn fence on that border going to Mexico and start shooting...' that's how I feel. I'm not going to hide it just because I'm running for office. I want the borders protected, and I'm very adamant about that."
He made that comment on Aug. 10, PrescottNews.com reported, when he was in Arizona. Yes, Arizona - nearly 2,000 miles from his district.
He has no scheduled events listed on his website:
His last press release was June 29:
His last endorsement was three months ago:
He has kept up his Facebook page:
and his Twitter feed:
But there has been no news from him on the conventions or for Labor Day - and no reaction to comments made recently by his opponent.
This is not the way to win a campaign...
UPDATE: In conjunction with this post, this morning I sent a message to Sam via his Twitter and Facebook accounts to ask if he had any upcoming campaign events. Despite having updated both accounts, he's not yet responded...