Fred Karger, a Progressive Republican, is the first openly gay man to run for President. Karger’s whose extensive experience in politics and governmental affairs has spanned over 35 years, informed Gay U.S.A. the Blog that he wants to bring back the American Spirit of unity to the country.
What if Fox and CNN let Fred in to their debates? Michele Bachmann seems to like the concept. Take a look:
As a partner of the Dolphin Group, Karger managed numerous federal, state and local campaigns. He ran several successful opposition campaigns, including heavy involvement in three Presidential races.
In 2006 he founded Save the Boom!!! a grassroots campaign to save the oldest gay bar in the Western United States, the landmark Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn in Laguna Beach, California. This got Fred Karger active in LGBTQ politics, and was the natural precursor to his starting Californians Against Hate
Californians Against Hate was created to bring public attention to the major donors to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign. Karger organized boycotts against four mega-donors to Proposition 8, two were settled and two are ongoing. Proposition 8 passed in a very close election on November 4, 2008, and ended gay marriage in California.
Right after the election, Karger filed a sworn complaint against the Mormon Church with the California Fair Political Practices Commission for possible illegal campaign activities surrounding its massive involvement in Proposition 8. That led to a 19 month investigation, culminating in a 13 count guilty finding against the Salt Lake City based Church.
He filed a similar complaint with the Maine Ethics Commission against the infamous National Organization for Marriage, alleging money laundering and reporting irregularities in that state’s November 2009 election to repeal its marriage equality law. That investigation is ongoing.
Since his announcement to consider running for President on April 10, 2010, Fred has traveled extensively throughout the country, with repeated visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, home to the first caucuses and primary in the nation. Karger is now an official candidate who has yet to be included in the Republican primary debates.
This past week, MEUSA charted Karger in top position, scoring 100% equality, above all 2012 presidential candidates, beating President Obama’s ranking on the issue of full marriage equality.
By Melanie Nathan
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