Damon 'honored' by Joe the Plumber's mention - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Damon 'honored' by Joe the Plumber's mention

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Actor Matt Damon says he's honored that he got a shout-out last week from Ohio's Joe the Plumber.

Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher of the Toledo area became an overnight media sensation after he was referred to constantly in the final presidential debate.

During interviews in his driveway the following day, Republican Wurzelbacher downplayed whether his doubts about Barack Obama's tax plan could influence other voters. He said: "It's not like I'm Matt Damon."

Damon is a hardcore Democrat who has spent as much time campaigning for Obama recently than he has acting. In San Francisco yesterday, the actor said he was "honored" to be an extra in what he referred to as the plumber's "little passion play."

Source: Associated Press

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Toledo Police searching for man who robbed Dollar General on Airport Highway

    Toledo Police searching for man who robbed Dollar General on Airport Highway

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:27:36 GMT
    Toledo Police continue to look for a man who used a gun to rob a Dollar General store on Airport Highway on Wednesday.  About $750 was taken from store, located at 4250 Airport Highway, at 8:10 a.m., according to police.  The report indicates a black man entered the front door of the store wearing a black scarf with a white design that obscured his face just under his eyes. He pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and said "Give me all the money!"...More >>
    Toledo Police continue to look for a man who used a gun to rob a Dollar General store on Airport Highway on Wednesday.  About $750 was taken from store, located at 4250 Airport Highway, at 8:10 a.m., according to police.  The report indicates a black man entered the front door of the store wearing a black scarf with a white design that obscured his face just under his eyes. He pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and said "Give me all the money!"...More >>
  • Toledo Machining Plant to build key component for 1st plug-in hybrid Jeep

    Toledo Machining Plant to build key component for 1st plug-in hybrid Jeep

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:11:32 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
    FCA US announced on Thursday that it has awarded the production of the Power Electronics module for the Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to its Toledo Machining Plant, positioning the 54-year-old facility to play a key role in helping the company meet future regulatory requirements. As part of the Capital Markets Day presentation on June 1, FCA committed to expanding its electric vehicle program to encompass the full range of vehicle segments. The Jeep Wrangler PHEV, whi...More >>
    FCA US announced on Thursday that it has awarded the production of the Power Electronics module for the Jeep Wrangler plug-in hybrid electric vehicle to its Toledo Machining Plant, positioning the 54-year-old facility to play a key role in helping the company meet future regulatory requirements. As part of the Capital Markets Day presentation on June 1, FCA committed to expanding its electric vehicle program to encompass the full range of vehicle segments. The Jeep Wrangler PHEV, whi...More >>
  • Man arrested for Fifth Third Bank robbery accidentally released from jail

    Man arrested for Fifth Third Bank robbery accidentally released from jail

    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-08-16 16:42:35 GMT
    Don Ellis (Source: Lucas County Jail)Don Ellis (Source: Lucas County Jail)

    Officials are looking for a man arrested on federal bank robbery charges who was mistakenly released from jail.

    More >>

    Officials are looking for a man arrested on federal bank robbery charges who was mistakenly released from jail.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly