Utah: Joe the Plumber to Plug Eagar’s Senate Bid

Posted October 7, 2009 at 6:31pm

Conservative activist Cherilyn Eagar, who is trying to position herself to the right of Sen. Bob Bennett in the Beehive State’s GOP primary, announced Wednesday that Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, will be stumping for her — and hawking his book — during her “Eagar to Clean Up Washington Tour— of Utah next month.

“We are honored that Joe is coming to Utah to meet with us and help us spread the message of this campaign,— Eagar said in a campaign release Wednesday.

Eagar also made sure to note that during her events “Joe will be selling his book — his compelling personal account— titled “Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream.—

Eagar is one of several Republicans challenging Bennett in the primary this cycle. Bennett’s top opponent in the race is Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (R). Shurtleff entered the Senate race in May and reported just over $100,000 in cash on hand in his June 30 Federal Election Commission report. He has said that he will be close to hitting his goal of raising $300,000 during the third quarter.