Karger to Release Tax Returns for 12 Years - Challenges Other Republicans

On Thursday, January 26th at 11 am, Fred will release his 2000 to 2010 federal tax returns in front of the George Romney Institute for Law and Public Policy at Adrian College, 110 S. Madison Street, Adrian, Michigan.  Eleven returns will all be posted on www.fredkarger.com, plus his 2011 estimate.  
“I completely agree with former Michigan Governor George Romney, who was the first presidential candidate to release 12 years of his federal tax returns when he ran for president in 1968,” said Karger.  “At the time, he said he released so many years of tax documents because one year was not enough.  I will follow his lead.”
“I have always campaigned for truth and transparency in politics,” said GOP candidate Karger.  “I am for full disclosure and I strongly urge the other five remaining Republican candidates for President to release at least 12 years of their tax returns.  So Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer, you owe the American public full disclosure.  It’s the right thing to do."


Fred’s Off to Michigan for February Primary
One of 6 Republicans on Michigan Ballot

Fred Karger will spend the next 8 days campaigning in Michigan beginning today, Wednesday, January 25th.  Michigan is home to next month’s important GOP Primary.  Karger joins Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer on the Michigan ballot; the final 6 still running for president (see Fred’s schedule).

Fred is first on the ballot in many of Michigan’s 88 counties.

Fred campaigned heavily in New Hampshire and garnered 135 more votes than Michele Bachmann in that state’s January 10th First-in-the-Nation Primary.  After several visits to South Carolina, Fred decided against competing in its Primary.  Florida Republican Party Chairman Lenny Curry refused to include him on the January 31st Florida Primary ballot.  Now Fred will get a big jump on the other candidates in next month’s big Michigan Primary.


Karger Family Has Deep Roots in Michigan

Simon Karger, Fred’s Great Grandfather

The Karger family settled in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan soon after statehood.  Simon Karger and his brother Lessing started S. Karger and Sons, a meatpacking company located in Houghton in the mid 1850’s.  The company prospered and was eventually bought out by Armour and Company of Chicago.  Fred worked for the family business when he was young, selling sausages door-to-door in his hometown.


Hope to be Included in Future Debates

“I have been in this race the longest, but have been shut out of the all-important debates.  I qualified for the 2nd debate back in August 2011, which was sponsored by Fox News.  Once I qualified, Fox changed the rules.  The Federal Election Commission is looking into that.  Now with such a small pool of candidates remaining, I will fight to get into future debates so that I can talk about the important issues facing our nation, and how I differ from the other Republicans running.” 


Profile in Frontiers Magazine and LGBT POV by Karen Ocamb

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Fred Shut out of CPAC – Again!
This story broke yesterday on BuzzFeed

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Responding to a Gay Mormon for The Advocate

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