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Joe the Plumber snags endorsement from Allen West

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Wurzelbacher faces a tough race in a Democratic-leaning district, but has been closing the money gap on Kaptur, who had to spend heavily in the primary to defeat Rep. Dennis Kucinich, another Ohio Democrat drawn into the same district as Kaptur by GOP mapmakers.

West has attracted attention in recent weeks for saying that there are about 80 House Democrats who are actually members of the Communist Party. West also lashed out Monday on Facebook at guests who were "laughing and living it up" at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner amid what he called an eroding constitutional republic.