Herman Cain campaigns for Ohio's 'Joe the Plumber'

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) -- Former presidential candidate Herman Cain is campaigning with Ohio congressional candidate Samuel Wurzelbacher (WUR'-zuhl-bah-kur), better known as Joe the Plumber.

WTAM-TV in Cleveland reports (http://bit.ly/wrGdSZ ) Cain and Wurzelbacher were at a Friday reception in Rocky River, where Wurzelbacher said he'd push for fewer federal regulations and endorsed Cain's plan for a flat 9 percent income tax, 9 percent corporate tax and 9 percent sales tax.

The Republican was put into the political spotlight after meeting Democrat Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

He faces Steve Kraus, a real estate agent from Sandusky, in Ohio's March 6 primary for the 9th U.S. House District along Lake Erie. Democrats Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich are also vying for the seat.

Cain, a Georgia businessman, dropped his White House bid in December.