The Nashua Telegraph, New Hampshire's 2nd largest newspaper, featured a big front page profile by Jake Berry on Fred's historic candidacy this past weekend. Take a look at this revealing piece below.
Karger runs as first openly gay presidential candidate
Saturday, August 20, 2011
By JAKE BERRY
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MANCHESTER – On the campaign trail, Fred Karger never forgets his American flag pin, considered standard attire for a presidential hopeful.
But his pin, pressed neatly to his suit jacket, is different than most. Specially made from gold-lacquered metal, it binds the stars and stripes with another flag crossed with rainbow colors.
Staff photo by Grant Morris
Six months into the campaign season, Karger is making history as the first openly gay candidate to campaign for the Oval Office. But, as a moderate in a conservative Republican field, he’s having trouble finding his audience.
Despite 17 trips to New Hampshire, Karger, 61, hardly registers on state or national polls. He wasn’t invited to this week’s Presidential debate in Iowa, and he wasn’t asked to take part in the debate held in Manchester earlier this summer... (More)
Today's San Francisco Chronicle - Front Page Story
Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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LAGUNA BEACH -- Fred Karger, the only Californian - and the only gay candidate - in the 2012 Republican presidential field, says he knows plenty about closed doors. But shut out by his own party - and in his own state?
Even as Republican leaders say they're eagerly wooing all candidates to the state GOP convention Sept. 16-18 in Los Angeles, Karger says his request to attend and address the party activists has apparently been refused.
"I have been waiting for my invitation, and it never came," Karger, 61, a 38-year resident of Laguna Beach (Orange County), told The Chronicle last week. "And I called up a couple of weeks ago and explained my position."
That's when a party official, Karger said, left a "terse" message: "The schedule is completely filled."... (More)
Back to New Hampshire for 19th Trip
After a jam packed week in New York, Fred returned to New Hampshire and to the New Hampshire White House for a busy week in the Granite State. He led another big precinct walk in Dover, NH last Saturday. Fred's group included Kirk Brunson the Bagpiper, and a hearty group who walked all over Dover and gave away lots of Fred Frisbees and talked to lots of New Hampshire Voters.
Matt Hammond, the campaign's Social Media Director at the door of a Dover voter
The group bagpipped and Frisbeed its way all over Henry Law Park in downtown Dover
Kirk the Bagpiper in Dover, NH
Saturday in New Castle, New Hampshire
Then it was off to the New Hampshire Young Republican Lobster Bake and straw poll in beautiful New Castle Beach. Fred joined five other GOP Presidential candidates who addressed over 300 attendees. Patch.com reports: CLICK HERE
Fred chatting with former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer in front of Fred's table. Looks like dueling presidential campaign stickers.
Fred's exclusion from the Fox News debate in Ames, Iowa has helped the campaign in many ways. Our web site traffic exploded five fold for both www.fredkarger.com and www.letfredin.com. Campaign contributions have spiked as well. Before we filed our complaint against Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News, we asked our supporters whether we should ask the FEC to investigate Fred's exclusion. We got thousands of responses via petition and facebook - all said YES.
Here are some of the stories related to the Fox News debate exclusion, and the FEC complaint that Fred filed:
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