(Huffington Post) Samuel Wurzelbacher, also known as “Joe The Plumber,” recently visited the White House but couldn’t get in.

Wurzelbacher, who served as a McCain surrogate during the 2008 presidential campaign, won the Republican nomination for Congress in Ohio’s heavily democratic 9th district in March. He is running against longtime Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur.

In a new campaign ad, Wurzelbacher is shown waiting at the White house gates, purportedly to get a chance to talk to President Obama. Eventually he retreats and gives the camera an exasperated sigh.

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