From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Lost in last night's election results, Samuel Wurzelbacher a.ka. "Joe the Plumber," is now an elected official.
Wurzelbacher (or is it Plumber on second reference?) won "election as a Republican committeeman for northwest Ohio's Lucas County," USA Today writes.
"The Associated Press reports that Wurzelbacher won a spot on the Lucas County Republican committee by a 38-23 vote in his suburban Toledo precinct. That makes him one of nearly 400 committee members who set the agenda and pick a chairman for the local party."
Some had encouraged him to run for Congress, but that didn't materialize, but is that in the cards in the future?
"Joe the Plumber" was No. 2 on our Top 10 Most Overhyped stories of the decade. Here's what we wrote: "What a ridiculous story. His name wasn't Joe, and he wasn't a plumber. Yet John McCain said his name 20 times in the last presidential debate with Barack Obama (who wound up saying it five times himself in that debate)."