On February 23, 2012, Talking Points Memo reported:
Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher, who gained fame during the 2008 campaign when he met Barack Obama and subsequently campaigned for John McCain, is the likely Republican nominee for the House this year in his deep-blue Ohio district. This week he trotted out the endorsement of Rich Iott, who gained fame in 2010 when it was discovered he enjoys spending his weekends dressed up like a Nazi.
The problem here, of course, is that Iott made quite a name for himself in the 2010 cycle — due to his hobby of spending weekends dressing up as a Nazi for World War II reenactments — specifically as the 5th SS Wiking Panzer Division, a unit in the German army that was actually recruited from foreign volunteers.
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