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Brief: Joe popular: Plumber gets bumper stickers

Joe the plumber may rank right behind Sarah Palin as a McCain campaign attention-grabber.

Bumper stickers featuring the famous pipeman are popular with McCain supporters: "I'm voting with Joe the plumber" and "Working Joes for McCain" are two.

And on Tuesday, McCain's Minnesota campaign set up a conference call so reporters could hear pro-John McCain testimony from people considered regular Joes. They are people who own their own businEsses.

Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.