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He was fa­mous for con­fronting then-pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Sen. Barack Obama on the cam­paign trail in Ohio eight years ago, de­mand­ing to know the fate of work­ing-class Amer­i­cans. The mo­ment was caught on video. Sa­muel Joseph Wurzel­bacher, quickly dubbed “Joe the Plum­ber,” be­came an in­stant icon for blue-col­lar folk, and later ran for public of­fice him­self.

Mr. Wurzel­bacher has just be­come a news ex­ec­u­tive. He has ac­cepted the job of vice pres­i­dent for the Lib­erty Al­liance, a pri­vate coali­tion of 80 con­ser­va­tive web­sites and news or­ga­ni­za­tions which draw 2 mil­lion page views a day.

“I have turned down a lot of of­fers through­out the years, but when it came to Lib­erty Al­liance, it was a no-brainer,” said Mr. Wurzel­bacher. “Lib­erty Al­liance is a big fam­ily with a lot of in­tegrity, honor and loy­alty to their cus­tomers. They will not com­pro­mise their val­ues. Their word ac­tu­ally means some­thing in the busi­ness world.”

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