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Karger Ends Presidential Bid

Karger Ends Presidential Bid

Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger suspended his quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination last Friday. “It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Every one of you kept me […]

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Campaign 2012

Campaign 2012

Presidential Candidate Walks Local Precincts Laguna resident and Republican president candidate Fred Karger intends to spend Cinco de Mayo walking precincts in town and giving away Frisbees. Karger, who is on the California primary ballot, is looking for supporters to assist in the giveaway on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 10:30 a.m. They set out […]

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Karger Qualifies for Home State Ballot

Karger Qualifies for Home State Ballot

Most emails evoke a response. The one received this week by Fred Karger provoked tears. He learned California’s secretary of state will allow him to appear on the state’s primary ballot as one of only six Republican candidates, said Karger, the first openly gay candidate making a bid for president of the United States. The former […]

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Dark Horse Candidate Stays in the Race

Dark Horse Candidate Stays in the Race

Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger, the first Republican contender to officially enter the 2012 presidential race, pulled in 485 votes in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. That’s 138 more than received by Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to final results posted by New Hampshire’s Secretary of State. Winner Mitt Romney pulled in 97,295 votes. “Any votes […]

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Karger Perseveres on the Campaign Trail

Karger Perseveres on the Campaign Trail

Laguna Beach resident and Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger is now on two early state primary ballots, having been notified he will be one of 11 Republicans placed on the ballot for the Michigan primary, to be held on Feb. 28. He had previously snagged a spot on the ballot for the New Hampshire primary, […]

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Quixotic Karger's Reach for the Oval Office

Quixotic Karger’s Reach for the Oval Office

Local resident Fred Karger’s quest to be taken seriously on the presidential campaign trail is examined in today’s Los Angeles Times. The story follows his double transformation from closeted political strategist to openly gay GOP presidential hopeful. Indy readers learned of his first personal campaign to save the Boom Boom Room gay bar in 2006. […]

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Karger Returns to Campaigning

Karger Returns to Campaigning

After two west coast fundraisers, Laguna Beach resident and Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger returns to the campaign trail. Karger’s 12-day trip that will take him on include his eighth stop in Iowa and his 17th trip to New Hampshire. Karger will be the first 2012 presidential candidate to lease a house in New Hampshire, […]

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First Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

First Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

Longtime GOP strategist and Laguna Beach gay activist Fred Karger officially entered the 2012 presidential contest this past Wednesday, the first openly gay candidate for the nation’s highest office in history, his spokeswoman announced. In filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, Karger, 61, also becomes the first candidate seeking the Republican Party’s nomination, a […]

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Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

Longtime GOP strategist and Laguna Beach gay activist Fred Karger made it official today, filing paperwork at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., becoming the first openly gay candidate to run for president in history, his campaign spokeswoman announced. Karger, 61, is also the first candidate to seek the Republican nomination for the nation’s […]