A Ballina-based plumber is pictured on the front page of the Irish Examiner newspaper this morning, due to his family connections with US Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Joe Blewitt, a heating & plumbing contractor, is a cousin of Joe Biden's and his work van is now proudly endorsing his relative in the upcoming November US Presidential election.

Pictures of Joe's van have spread across local media, since he got the sign-writing done at the weekend.

The van signage reads - "Joe Biden for the White House and Joe Blewitt for your house".

Mr Blewitt has met Mr Biden - both when the former Vice-President visited Ballina in June 2016, and when members of the Blewitt family visited him in the White House before he finished up as Vice-President.

 

Joe Blewitt has described Mr Biden as " a lovely fella, a down-to-earth family man"  and an experienced politician "who knows what he's doing".

 

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