Karger Campaign Ends

Karger Campaign Ends

She’s singing. The Karger for President Campaign is officially over today.

Statement by Fred Karger

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – “After 2 ½ years of campaigning as a candidate for President of the United States I am officially ending my historic campaign today June 29, 2012. 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. Special thanks to the thousands more who shared their stories with me in person, via email, facebook, twitter, etc. Every one of you kept me going.

It’s been the experience of a lifetime. I’ve made many new friends and undoubtedly picked up a few more detractors. I hope and 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 and Afghanistan wars and fighting for full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. We must move forward on these issues and many more.

A big thank you goes out to our incredible campaign team, most of whom have been around for nearly the entire 2 ½ years. Your dedication, spirit and great ideas made all the difference.

I plan to rest up for awhile and then I will be back at it to help in the fight for LGBT equality. We will let you know as soon as our exact course is determined.

We closed our Utah Primary campaign with a big bang by airing the hard-hitting commercial “STOP THE HATE!!!” aimed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church). It was produced and directed by Melanie Marden of MM Films, LLCCLICK HERE to Watch.

Campaigning All Over Utah the Final Week

Fred in Logan, Utah with students on primary eve at Utah State University after a campaign dinner

Screening “STOP THE HATE!!!” commercial at a Salt Lake City press conference last Friday

A great group of supporters turned out in the Southern Utah city of St. George

News Coverage from Utah and Around the Country

New York Magazine  (Post Campaign)

Salt Lake City Weekly  (Profile)

Laguna Beach Patch  (Campaign Ends)

TheGayHotSpot.com  (UT Primary)

Gay Salt Lake  (UT Commercial)

The Pathfinder Blog  (Interview/Profile)

St. George Spectrum  (Pushing LDS Church)

Politic It  (Utah Blog Results)

Glencoe News – Wilmette Life  (Interview/Profile)

The Spectrum: June 21, 2012











ST. GEORGE – Openly gay presidential candidate Fred Karger returned to St. George on Wednesday to meet with area leaders in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and “keep up the pressure” on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in regards to gay rights.

For link to full story, CLICK HERE.

Karger, a little-known Republican who has already conceded that Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee, said he is keeping up his campaign in order to promote more dialogue about gay rights. In Utah he has a chance to focus on the LDS Church’s involvement in funding campaigns for measures like California’s Proposition 8, which maintained the state’s ban on gay marriage.

“I want to lean heavily on the LDS Church,” he said, adding that the “stars have aligned” in that he is on the state’s primary ballot running against Romney, a member of the LDS Church.
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