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.