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Gay Presidential Candidate Ends Campaign

By Charlotte Robinson, June 30, 2012
Fred Karger the first openly gay Presidential Candidate from a major political party in American history ends his campaign. He was on the GOP ballot in New Hampshire, Michigan, California, New York, Maryland, North Carolina & Puerto Rico. Fred was actually the first to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for President of the United States on March 23, 2011. Throughout his career, Karger has worked on 9 presidential campaigns & served as a senior consultant on campaigns for Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush & Gerald Ford. He retired after 27 years becoming an activist for gay rights, including his organization Californians Against Hate (now Rights Equal Rights) investigating the LDS Church & the NOM (National Organization for Marriage) in their campaigns against marriage equality in California & Maine. Karger stated, “It’s been one hell of a ride & I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events & cheered me on…It’s been the experience of a lifetime. I’ve made many new friends & undoubtedly picked up a few more detractors. I hope & trust that my discussion of the key issues helped to open dialog on fixing the economy, balancing the federal budget, creating jobs, education reform, the environment, immigration reform, ending the Iraq & Afghanistan wars and fighting for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Americans. We must move forward on these issues & many more.” He closes his campaign by promoting a hard-hitting commercial “STOP THE HATE!!!” aimed at the Mormon Church, produced & directed by Melanie Marden. Watch Video….
In February we chatted with Karger about being the first openly gay Presidential Candidate from a major political party in American history in the most homophobic race for President this country has ever seen. @ OUTTAKE VOICES™
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