Rohrer paid Joe the Plumber $4,000 for February appearance

Remember Joe the Plumber? This blog sure does.

Well, Laura Olson of Capitolwire has done some digging through Sam Rohrer’s latest campaign finance report,  and discovered Rohrer paid Joe $4,000 to appear at his February rally, where Joe (aka Samuel J.Wurzelbacher) endorsed the Berks County representative.

Campaign manager Jeff Coleman defends the payment, saying it “was not part of any agreement. …The endorsement was something he offered on his own.”

Coleman notes conservatives like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee typically request speaking fees, as well.

The $4,000 payment is only slightly less than the amount of money the Rohrer campaign has left in the bank, as of March 29th.


About pubradiopolitics
Scott covers state government and politics for Pennsylvania's public radio stations, including WITF in Harrisburg, WHYY in Philadelphia and WDUQ in Pittsburgh.

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