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Fred Karger Campaign

Lila Shapiro

Gay Republican Presidential Candidate Reveals Why He Ran -- And It Wasn't To Win | Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.10.2014 | Gay Voices

You may not be aware that Fred Karger ran for president in 2012. He was on the ballot in only a handful of states. He wasn't allowed to take part in a...

The Man From Lincoln, Part 5: State Fair! (Or, Fred Karger vs. Rick Santorum)

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 05.16.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Although Santorum seemed affable enough, he also looked like a deer caught in the headlights, and those headlights belonged to an 18-wheeler named Fred Karger rolling right for him. How wrong could I have been?

No More Mr. Nice Gay: An Interview With GOP Presidential Hopeful Fred Karger

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 05.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Kristen Hotham Carroll

I've been following Fred's virtual campaign trail, and I have developed a great respect for the battles he has waged, in an arena where he is not even remotely wanted or accepted. I caught up with Fred March 8.

Meet Fred Karger, Gay GOP Presidential Candidate (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

Fred Karger is one of the bravest activists that our LGBT community has. He is the first openly gay presidential candidate from a major political party in American history, in the most homophobic presidential race this country has ever seen.

The Man From Lincoln, Part 4: A New Chapter In American History Begins Today

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

It was April 2010, and I was on my way to New Orleans for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Fred was planning to hold a press conference at the host hotel to announce his "seriously considering" intentions of running for president as an openly gay candidate.

The Man From Lincoln, Part 3: Saving The Boom

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.18.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Armed with an arsenal of strategies honed during a career as an operative for conservative candidates and causes, Fred took on the Boom's new billionaire owner, AIG, and even Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

The Man From Lincoln, Part 2: Fred Who?

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

Fred had a way of saying absolutely nothing about himself in spite of being the life of the party. And here he was -- in a room filled with conservative pols -- going on out loud about Harvey Milk, civil rights, and saving the Boom. Huh? We're talking about a gay bar, right?

The Man from Lincoln, Part 1: You Gotta Give 'Em Hope

John Fitzgerald Keitel | Posted 04.01.2012 | Gay Voices
John Fitzgerald Keitel

When Fred Karger told me he was considering running for president, 2012 was still over two years away. But this was too good to be true: an openly gay, Jewish Republican -- the guy who'd outed the Mormon Church's backing of Prop. 8 -- going toe to toe with Mitt Romney?