Fred & Company Spent Yesterday at the Iowa State Fair
Fred blitzed the Fair. He met with several political reporters from TV, radio and newspapers.
Dave Price, Political Reporter and Weekend Anchor of WHO-TV NBC Channel 13 (Des Moines) and Kathie Obradovich, Political Editor and Columnist at the Des Moines Register both spoke with Fred. WHO-TV NBC Channel 13 did a great story on both Fred and Rick Santorum. To view: CLICK HERE
Fred was also a guest on the Jan Mickelson Radio Show for 50 minutes. He followed for former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. Check out the podcast: CLICK HERE
Jason Hancock of the Iowa Independent wrote a story about Fred reaching out to GOP National Committeeman Steve Scheffler to try to meet. Steve Scheffler had threatened Fred in a May email, stating he would work overtime to stop him in Iowa. See story below, or to see the original article, CLICK HERE
Potential Gay GOP Presidential Hopeful Asks For Meeting With Scheffler
by Jason Hancock 8/18/10 8:47 am
Fred Karger, a gay rights activist who is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, is in Iowa this week and is asking Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler for a meeting.
In May, Scheffler — who also serves as president of the Iowa Christian Alliance
— sent an e-mail to Karger
telling him he would “work overtime to help ensure that your political aspirations are aborted right here in Iowa.” The reason, Scheffler said, is that Karger is part of the “radical homosexual community.” The e-mail was in response to Karger’s work with Californians Against Hate
, an nonprofit he founded to draw attention to the major donors behind California’s ballot initiative banning same-sex marriage.
Karger, a lifelong Republican who worked for both Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (he helped run the Willie Horton victims campaign
to discredit Michael Dukakis in 1988), has formed an exploratory committee and will soon begin raising money for a 2012 presidential bid. In a letter to Scheffler sent last week, he asked for a meeting to clear the air.
I have been an active participant in Republican politics for over 35 years
. I am now seriously considering running for President of the United States in 2012 as an Independent Republican.
If the Republican Party is going to survive, we need to welcome disenfranchised Republicans back into the party and register new ones. We must work especially hard to reach out to younger people and look to the future. This is what I hope to accomplish if I decide to run for President.
As a member of the Republican National Committee I hope that you would welcome everyone to Iowa who is interested in being a part of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Caucuses.
To date, Karger has not received a response from Scheffler, and requests for comment by The Iowa
Independent have not been returned. Karger will be a guest on Jan Mickelson’s WHO-AM radio program Wednesday morning.