Bloomberg Letter: October 8, 2011

Oct 8, 2011

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October 8, 2011

The Honorable Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Tower

731 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10022-1331

mbloomberg@cityhall.nyc.gov

RE: Rick Perry Did Not Qualify for Tuesday Bloomberg News Debate

Dear Mayor Bloomberg:

I am not sure if you are aware, but the recently announced “pre-established objective criteria” used to determine who will be in the Bloomberg TV, Washington Post, WBIN TV, Dartmouth College Debate is flawed.  Not all eight invited participants meet your criteria as reported in the Washington Post yesterday:

http://washingtonpostlive.com/conferences/2012-republican-presidential-debate

Candidates had to meet all four of the following criteria in order to be invited to participate in the Republican Presidential Debate this Tuesday, October 11, 2011:

A.    Received measurable popular support in a range of national polls.

B.    Campaign reported at least half a million dollars raised in its FEC filing through the 2011 second quarter reporting period.

C.    Is a legally qualified candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

D.    Participated in at least three nationally televised Republican Presidential debates during the 2012 election cycle.

Our campaign checked all eight candidates to see if each met your criteria.  Guess what?

RICK PERRY WAS NOT A CANDIDATE BY THE END OF 2nd QUARTER AND HAS NOT FILED ANY FEC FUNDRAISING REPORTS:

Rick Perry did not join the race until August 12, 2011, 43 days after the end of the 2nd reporting period.  Rick Perry has yet to file ANY FEC fundraising reports for any quarter: http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00500587

RICK PERRY WAS REPORTED TO BE IN DEBATE BY BLOOMBERG:

Bloomberg already reported that Rick Perry was in the debate on October 4, 2011: http://inside.bloomberg.com/blog/2011/10/candidates-announced-for-1st-gop-economic-debate.html

Mayor Bloomberg, since the debate organizers are not sticking to their own rules, then how about letting all serious Republican candidates for President on the stage to debate and talk about our ideas to fix the economy?

Let in former Governor’s Gary Johnson, Buddy Roemer and me.  We all have much to add to this all important discussion.

Otherwise, under the organizers “pre-established objective criteria,” Mr. Perry should not be allowed to debate Tuesday at Dartmouth.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this very important matter.

Best regards,

Fred Karger

cc:  Washington Post

WBIN TV
Dartmouth College

Federal Election Commission

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October 6, 2011

Peter Grauer

Chairman

Bloomberg L.P.

731 Lexington Ave
New York, 10022

Andrew Morse

President

Bloomberg Television

731 Lexington Ave
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Katherine Weymouth

Publisher

Washington Post

1150 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Bill Binnie

President

WBIN-TV

Carlisle One Media, Inc.

A Street

Derry, NH 03038

Dear All:

I am writing to inform all parties that I have attained the 2% threshold in a national poll, which would qualify me for the October 11, 2011 Bloomberg-Washington Post Debate.  On August 4, 2011 Harris Interactive released a study showing me at 2% – tied with Governor’s Jon Huntsman and Tim Pawlenty and ahead of Rick Santorum and Gary Johnson.  You can view the details and the full crosstabs for this poll HERE.

Harris is one of the longest running and most respected names in the polling industry.  Bloomberg and Washington Post regularly report the findings of Harris Interactive Polls.

As the candidate who has spent the most time in New Hampshire, leased a house in Manchester for seven months, given 10 speeches at Dartmouth and is even a legacy and beat 18 other candidates in the St. Anselm Straw Poll, I would hope that Bloomberg and the Washington Post would let me in to your October 11th Debate.

I pledge to be respectful of the process, my fellow Republican candidates and my presence would be great for ratings.  I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you in Hanover next week.

Best regards,

Fred Karger

Harris Interactive QuickQuery

Fielding Period: August 2-4, 2011

Kevin Miniter

Weighted To The U.S. General Adult Population – Propensity

5 Aug 2011

Q1805: If you are a registered Republican or Independent, which of the following candidates would you be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in 2012?

Base: Registered Republican/Independent

Region Age Male Age Female Age Marital Status

___________________________ ___________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________

Single/ Div./

North- Mid- Never Sep./

Total east west South West 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Total 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Total 18-34 35-44 45-54 55+ Married Married Wid.

_____ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ ______ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _______ _______ _____

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (F) (G) (H) (I) (J) (K) (L) (M) (N) (O) (P) (Q) (R) (S) (T) (U) (V)

Unweighted Base 1175 305 262 356 252 304 235 247 389 662 160 139 143 220 513 144 96 104 169 662 252 182

Weighted Base 1168 258 245 404 262 331 177 221 439 610 182* 102* 105* 222 558 150* 75* 116* 218 687 228 169

Former Governor Mitt Romney 182 38 38 55 51 44 21 31 85 104 32 14 16 42 78 12 8 15 43 121 18 33

16%U 15% 15% 14% 19% 13% 12% 14% 19%ag 17% 18%p 13% 16% 19%P 14% 8% 10% 13% 20%P 18%U 8% 19%U

Congressman Ron Paul 120 18 32 43 27 44 24 20 31 76 26 19 14 16 43 18 5 6 15 66 33 17

10%Io 7% 13%b 11% 10% 13%I 14%I 9% 7% 13%AO 15%nr 19%NQ 14%r 7% 8% 12% 7% 5% 7% 10% 14%a 10%

s RS

Congresswoman Michele 116 25 23 43 25 12 22 12 70 52 4 9 6 33 64 8 12 5 38 90 9 12

Bachman 10%FH 10% 9% 11% 10% 4% 12%FH 5% 16%AFH 8% 2% 9%K 6% 15%Km 11% 6% 16%KMP 5% 17%KM 13%AUv 4% 7%

U Pr R PR

Radio Host Herman Cain 66 5 9 33 20 20 3 12 31 41 11 2 5 22 26 9 1 7 9 44 9 7

6%BG 2% 4% 8%aBc 8%B 6%g 2% 5% 7%G 7% 6% 2% 5% 10%Lqs 5% 6% 2% 6% 4% 6% 4% 4%

Former House Speaker Newt 42 11 9 14 8 12 7 9 14 22 10 4 5 3 20 2 3 4 11 28 4 5

Gingrich 4% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 4% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 5% 1% 4% 2% 4% 3% 5% 4% 2% 3%

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty 26 5 7 8 5 8 4 7 6 15 5 3 3 4 11 2 1 5 3 15 8 2

2% 2% 3% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 1% 2% 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 2% 3% 1%

Businessman Fred Karger 21 6 3 10 1 11 6 2 3 11 5 3 – 3 10 6 3 2 – 11 7 3

2%i 2% 1% 3% * 3%i 3%i 1% 1% 2% 3%s 3%S – 1% 2% 4%S 3%S 1% – 2% 3% 2%

Former Governor Jon Huntsman 21 6 8 5 2 8 2 9 1 11 3 2 4 1 10 5 – 5 – 9 5 3

2%I 2% 3% 1% 1% 2%I 1% 4%AI * 2% 2% 2%s 4%NS * 2% 3%ns – 4%nS – 1% 2% 2%

Former Senator Rick Santorum 16 6 6 2 3 7 2 4 4 11 3 1 4 3 5 4 * – 1 12 2 1

1% 2% 2%d * 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1% 2% * – 1% 2% 1% *

Former Governor Gary Johnson 11 1 1 7 2 7 1 1 2 7 5 – - 2 4 2 1 1 – 6 4 -

1% * 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% * 1% 3%s – - 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% – 1% 2% -

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter8 – 3 4 1 – 1 – 7 8 – 1 – 7 – - – - – 7 1 -

1% – 1% 1% * – 1% – 2%af 1%aO – 1% – 3%kps – - – - – 1% 1% -

Former Governor Buddy Roemer 8 – 1 4 3 6 1 * 1 5 4 * * 1 2 2 1 – - 4 2 -

1% – 1% 1% 1% 2%ai 1% * * 1% 2% * * * * 1% 1% – - 1% 1% -

None of these 532 138 105 177 113 153 82 113 184 247 73 42 47 85 285 80 40 66 99 275 125 87

46%JT 54%Acd 43% 44% 43% 46% 46% 51%i 42% 41% 40% 41% 44% 38% 51%AJ 53%kN 53%n 57%Kl 45% 40% 55%AT 51%T

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Proportions/Means: Columns Tested (5%, 10% risk level) – A/B/C/D/E – A/F/G/H/I – A/J/O – K/L/M/N/P/Q/R/S – A/T/U/V

Overlap formulae used. * small base

Press on the Harris Interactive Poll:

Huffington Post. “Karger-mentum: Long Shot Fred Karger Scores 2 Percent in Poll, Possible Debate Appearance.” Linkins, Jason.  August 5, 2011.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/05/karger-mentum-long-shot-f_n_919585.html

Daily Caller. “Fred Karger to File FEC Complaint Against Fox News for Excluding Him from Iowa Debate.” Nelson, Steven.  August 16, 2011. http://dailycaller.com/2011/08/16/fred-karger-to-file-fec-complaint-against-fox-news-for-excluding-him-from-iowa-debate/

The Advocate.  “New Poll Has Fred Karger Claiming He’s in Fox Debate.”  Grindley, Lucas.  August 5, 2011. http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/05/New_Poll_Has_Fred_Karger_Claiming_He_s_in_Fox_Debate/

Bloomberg News Reports Harris Interactive Polls:

Bloomberg News. “Google Leads Company Reputation Poll-Berkshire Slips to No. 4.” Nussbaum, Alex.   May 2, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-02/google-leads-company-reputation-poll-as-berkshire-slips-to-no-4.html

Bloomberg News. “Poll Casts Doubt on U.K.’s Government ‘Big Society’.” Purkiss, Alan.  December 24, 2010. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-24/poll-casts-doubt-on-u-k-government-s-big-society-ft-says.html

Bloomberg News.  “University of Oklahoma Ranked No. 1 Team in College Football Coaches’ Poll.”  Matuszewski, Erik.  August 4, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-04/university-of-oklahoma-ranked-no-1-team-in-college-football-coaches-poll.html

Bloomberg News. “Strauss-Kahn Divides French on Political Return.” Katz, Alan.   July 3, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-03/strauss-kahn-divides-french-on-political-return-parisien-says.html

Bloomberg  News. “Ford Sees Sales Surge with New Diabetes-to-Heart Dashboard.” Naughton, Keith.   May 26, 2011. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-26/ford-sees-sales-surge-with-new-diabetes-to-heart-dashboard-cars.html

Washington Post Reports Harris Interactive Polls:

Washington Post. “Economy Driving Women to Skimp on Health Care.” Doheny, Kathleen.  December 2, 2008. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/12/02/AR2008120201632.html

Washington Post. “How’s Your Love Life?” Sessions Step, Laura.  May 22, 2007. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/18/AR2007051801653.html

Washington Post. “Baby Boomers, Still Buying.” Harney, Kenneth.   October 21, 2006. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/20/AR2006102000571.html

Washington Post.  “Survey:  Supportive Leadership Helps Retain Top Teachers.” Anderson, Nick.  March 3, 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/02/AR2010030204203.html

Washington Post. “Another Poll Finds Bush Sinking.” Froomkin, Dan.  August 24, 2005. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/blog/2005/08/24/BL2005082401209.html

TBD: September 22, 2011

Sep 22, 2011

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One-on-one with GOP presidential candidate Fred Karger

By Rebecca Schatz

For link to story, CLICK HERE

Welcome to the 2012 election where on the GOP side alone, we have an openly gay man, a woman and a Mormon running for President. Of course, a candidate’s sexuality, gender or religion shouldn’t matter. But it does, even in this day and age. However, I think because all these different types of people are running, it proves the country is making some progress. Win or lose, at least they ran and they’re shaking up the field.

We interviewed Fred Karger, who is the first openly gay candidate looking to take over the Oval Office. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, with a campaign that jokes, “Fred Who?!”. But he says he is serious about fixing the country and making President Obama a one-term leader. Karger knows he’s not a household name and he believes in this concept that many thought was dead and gone in Washington: bipartisanship.

 

Update: September 19, 2011

September 19, 2011

Contact: Rina Shah

rina@fredkarger.com

304-237-6489

Fred Requests Inclusion in Next Florida Debate

 

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September 19, 2011

Michael Clemente

Senior Vice President of News

Fox News

1211 Ave. of the Americas

New York, NY 10036

Larry Page

CEO

Google

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway

Mountain View, CA 94043

Lenny Curry

Vice Chairman

Republican Party of Florida

420 E. Jefferson Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

Re: Fred Karger Qualifies for Fox News Orlando, FL Debate – Cites Two New Polls

Gentlemen:

Great news!  I have now achieved an average of 1% in seven national polls, and I am writing to request my invitation to the Fox News, Republican Party of Florida and YouTube debate on Thursday, September 22, 2011.  Fox News has consistently kept its barrier for debate inclusion low to include many of the presidential candidates who have proven national support by garnering at least one percent in five national polls.

I met that benchmark, having achieved 1% in an average of five national polls before the August 9, 2011 Fox News debate in Ames, Iowa.  However, I was not invited to participate in that debate, even though I met the qualifications, so I filed a 158 page complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Case #MUR 6493, against Fox News executives Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes.

I asked the FEC to expedite their investigation so that I could be included in this weeks debate, but have not been notified of their findings.  So in the interest of fairness, and with more polling information (see below), I trust that the organizers of Thursdays debate will allow me a spot on that stage.

Since qualifying for the Fox News Iowa debate last month, I have come in at 1% in two more national polls.  On August 26, GFK, the official polling firm of the Associated Press, released a national telephone poll of Republican primary voters that showed me at 1%.  On August 8th, Synovate, which has merged with Ipsos, the official polling partner of Reuters, conducted a Republican primary poll that showed me at 1%.

1% in GFK Poll August 26th

Less than 1% in McClatchy-Marist Poll August 10th

1% in Synovate Poll August 8th

2% in Harris Poll August 4th

1% in Zogby Poll July 25th

1% in Zogby Poll May 23rd

1% Fox News Poll April 28th

The Time Has Come.  Let Fred in the Fox News Republican Primary Debate on September 22, 2011.  I look forward to hearing from you, and hope to see you in Orlando this week.

Best regards,

Fred Karger

cc: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO, News Corporation

Roger Ailes, President, Fox News Channel

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Fred’s Commercial To Air During Orlando Debate

Californian Fred Karger may not yet be in the September 22, 2011 Presidential Debate, but he will be airing his 30 second commercial in the Orlando market on Fox News during the debate.  TO WATCH IT – CLICK ON SCREEN SHOT BELOW:

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“I want to be in the GOP Debate Thursday night in Orlando to talk about my ideas to turn this country around, but if Fox News won’t let me join my fellow candidates for President once again, we will be there via a 30 second commercial,” said Karger.  “We will run our latest spot, ‘Tyrannosaurus Rex’ during the debate throughout the Orlando market.  In the commercial, I take on the world’s largest oil company Exxon Mobil and its CEO, Rex Tillerson in order to bring down gas prices.”

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